Jabberwocky for 2005 August 10 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (4) Why Being a Teacher is So Hard: A teacher has an opportunity to get to know many students, and over the years the numbers add up. I always look in the paper to find news of former students.

Usually, the news is not good. They got stabbed in a gang fight or arrested for robbery. Very occasionally, the news will be something positive, but more often, it's an obituary.

Now I read about the funeral of Alexis Burch. She flipped her car off Alfred Harrell Highway and went sailing over the cliff to land on China Grade Loop. I can't even imagine how horrible.

Alexis was my student when she was in the seventh grade, and she was a lovely young lady--beautiful and intelligent and not a bit of trouble. May she rest in peace.


Comments:

Posted by Rachel at Wed Aug 10 2005 20:10

=( I'm sorry

Posted by Susan at Wed Aug 10 2005 20:27

I know the feeling. It really tugs at the heart.

Posted by Kristen at Thu Aug 11 2005 09:21

Sad

Posted by John at Fri Aug 12 2005 07:35

Welcome to crummy.com, mom.


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