I had a most wonderful, unexpected encounter this last weekend. I had gone to my hometown of Lakeside, California to celebrate Edna Kouns’ 100th birthday. Hundreds of people there – lots of folks from my childhood. Great party, but the special part was seeing my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Hanson. She’s 94 now, healthy and sharp. I know a few of my high school teachers are still alive, but it never occurred to me that some of the elementary teachers could also be.
She’s the only one of my early teachers that I’ve had a chance to thank.
This is our class photo – Lindo Park School, 1954. I’ve put first names where I could, but I’m missing a few. If you are in this photo or know someone who is, please contact me.