I heard the cutest story yesterday and had to share it with you. As a teacher you will appreciate it....as a parent....you will get a charge out of it. It seems it was Teacher Appreciation Day at a certain Elementary School and all the children had brought the teacher a gift. (You can tell here that this is about little children...by the time kids get to high school they don't bring gifts.) Anyways, back to my story. The teacher of the class sat at her desk and the little children lined up to bring their surprises. The first little boy handed the teacher a beautifully wrapped box. The teacher was excited because she knew that the little boys dad ran a candy store down town. As she opened the box she was delighted to find a lovely box of chocolates from all over the world. She hugged the little boy and turned to the next child. A sweet faced little girl came forth with another beautifull wrapped box. The teacher was so excited. This child's parents ran a local florist and sure enough when the teacher opened the floral box there were a dozen long stemmed American beauty roses for her. She smiled, expressed her delight, hugged the child and turned to the next child. He stepped forward with the most beautifully wrapped present she had ever seen. She was really excited because his father ran the local liquor store. On one corner of the outside of the box was something wet. The teacher touched the wet spot and stuck them in her mouth. She said, "Champagne?" The little boy shook his head no. She touched the spot again, tasted her fingers and said, "Merlot?" The little boy again shook his head no. She repeated the process one more time and said, "Zinfindel?" The little boy smiled and said, "No teacher....it is a puppy!" Don't you wish you could have been a fly on the wall and seen that teachers face? I learned from this story....never taste wet spots on the side of box. What did you learn? Have a wonderful Thursday!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.