Thursday, August 26, 2004

Weekend assignment #21

Weekend Assignment #21: Everyone had a subject in school they like better than all the rest. What was yours? And what's the most memorable thing you learned?

My favorite class, I guess, was English Literature, as taught by Miss Mary Ellen Dedman.  I've always enjoyed reading and writing, and I especially liked Miss Dedman's laid-back, meandering style of teaching.

The most memorable thing I learned from her is this (paraphrased, of course):  "After you graduate, your education doesn't end, even if you don't go on to college.  As long as you read, you are learning."

I don't know how many times over the years I've said to myself, "I haven't read a book in ages; I'd better read one for Miss Dedman."

1 comment:

mavarin said...

What great advice!  And good for you, following through on it in your life since then.  That's a wonderful tribute to your Miss Dedman. - Karen