Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: "She believed in teaching the 'basics,'

mostly to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders," her family said [of Vera Francis Newton Tavenner]. "Her greatest wish was to be remembered as a 'good teacher.' Many friends will miss her radiant smile and presence."

Mrs. Tavenner's favorite subject was poetry, and she volunteered teaching poetry in the schools for many years after her retirement. Many people knew her as "The Poetry Lady."

from The Durango Herald: Vera Francis Newton Tavenner


No comments :