Birthday Wishes

Day 25

I thought I would take a break from quilt posts today so that I could wish someone special a very Happy Birthday.  We both started teaching at Upper Dauphin the same year, she as a 7th grade reading teacher and me as a reading specialist.  That was back in 1975.  We have remained friends all these years.  I know I am a better person for having known her.

Happy birthday, Dolores.  May your day be filled with love and happiness. 

D evoted to her students, she was always what they needed her to be.

O n this day 83 years (I hope I have this correct) ago she entered this world to make it a brighter and better place.

L oving wife to Dennis; devoted mother to Gary, Scott, and Donna.

O verflowing with wisdom.

R eady to help with whatever was needed.

E ncouraging students and coworkers to not give up but try different approaches if one didn’t work.

S omeone you could always count on for advice or just an ear to listen.


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14 responses to “Birthday Wishes

  1. Such a lovely person, are they Gary, Scott and Donna? We are lucky if such people come into our lives.

  2. jumpofffindwings

    What a great photo to end an equally awesome acrostic. I love the “Encouraging students…” line. Oh to keep remembering how essential that is. Lovely tribute.

  3. What a nice way to say Happy Birthday!

  4. What a lovely acrostic poem as tribute and birthday present.

  5. britt

    What a beautiful acrostic! Happy, happy birthday to a lovely and wise woman!!

  6. How sweet to pay tribute to a friend for life. I see that both of you were in the reading field. So was I for 38 years: reading teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach when there was no such title, districtwide administrator for English Language Arts, including reading and ESL. Since 2013 I started consulting with schools and providing professional development on literacy. It’s been a wonderful career and I am sure both you and Dolores would agree that being a reading educator is a worthwhile experience.

    • Definitely, Carol. I can’t think of any other subject I would rather have taught. Dolores did move on, however, to teach sixth grade social studies.

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