5 Oct 2010


Today is World Teachers Day, and before you do anything else, send a note to a teacher who made a difference in your life, or the life of one of your children. They need to hear it.

Our oldest daughter was a teacher for eight years before she had our second perfect granddaughter (the first one is perfect too!). We are so proud of the work she did and the lives she touched in a positive way. And now we're proud she is giving her full attention to her daughters.

I remember several teachers who made a huge difference in my life. One of the most important was my elementary school teacher Mrs. Fancy. I went to a two room school (yes, I'm THAT old!), and Mrs. Fancy taught grades primary to three. She could do anything! Besides the regular subjects she taught us art (she was an artist in chalk and oils!), she taught us music (she played the piano and organ and sang), she taught us manners, and birdwatching, and constellations, and probably a hundred other things that I've forgotten. I had an urge to write to her one day after I had children of my own, and reminisce about those school years. Some time later I received a letter from her daughter who told me Mrs. Fancy was ill, but had thoroughly enjoyed hearing my letter read and talked with her daughter about those times. I don't know what inspired me to write, but I'm certainly glad I did.

Mrs. Fancy encouraged me in art and singing, and if Stampin' Up! had been around in her day she would have been a fan!

Now - a little treat because you've written your note already....
here are two more tags:

They are done in Basic Black (left) Night of Navy right) and Bashful Blue card stock. I used the Rough Type (retired) for the letters, and the silver snowflake on the left is cut from Brushed Silver card stock using the Northern Frost die in the Big Shot. This time I've used the Round Tab Extra Large punch for the top.

Mrs. Fancy passed away many years ago and I was honoured to be asked to sing at her funeral. Today she lives on in every child she taught. Thank you, Mrs. Fancy, for everything.

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