Mrs. and Dr. Sprague were a true inspiration to me, as I believe they were to many of my classmates in the 1976-1977 American Studies class. That class was truly memorable. I am still friends with many of the students that were in the class, mostly because the Spragues made us feel like one big family. I will never forget the day Mrs. Sprague came into class wearing a clown outfit, or the play we performed - Our Town. I had one line of about five words, and she made me feel like I had been the primary actor! I learned so much from both Dr. and Mrs. Sprague - their passion for learning and remaining curious throughout one's life.
I have never forgotten them and was always so happy to see them once in a great while around LaGrange or near their house on Park Avenue. I was truly saddened to hear that Mrs. Sprague had passed. But, her energy and love of life and learning will always remain within me. Thank you, Mrs. Sprague, for that. You were truly a role model to me.