What an incredible lady. I had Mrs. Ballew in the 6th grade at Midway. I was fortunate to have had many outstanding teachers at Midway, but I have always considered Mrs. Ballew the best. She was without a doubt, the hardest and most disciplined. It was a great class and I think that everyone that had her has an appreciation for all that we learned. I still recall things from that class. When I was in Freshman English at Baylor, I am sure that I knew more grammar than anyone else in the class. We diagramed sentences FOREVER in her class. I can still diagram sentences as a result. There are so many things that I remember ..... you don't write on the bottom line of the page.... when using numerals, they go INSIDE the margin. Thank you Mrs. Ballew....and Mr. Ballew for all that you taught us. If I am not mistaken, Marvin Dameron had Mrs. Ballew. What a wonderful teaching legacy. My condolences to Travis and his family.