Friday, March 20, 2009
Sitting around Dotsy's dinning room table the other night, we were talking about our grade school teachers, and we started talking about how Dotsy got her name. In the third or fourth grade, Dottie Oakes and Dottie Cleaton were always getting mixed up, apparently distressing the teacher. So, one afternoon after school, Peaches and Dottie sat down and talked about it. Peaches came up with Dotsy instead of Dottie! And, she has been Dotsy ever since. We think it was in the third grade because Dotsy had Miss Evelyn Summers for her teacher. Miss Summers was very mean, and Mrs. Hines, the fourth grade teacher was very sweet. I know Mrs. Hines was sweet, because I had her in the fourth grade, my first teacher in Monroe. We also talked about our fifth grade teacher, Miss Mary Miller. She was absolutely the most hated teacher in the Walton County School system. I don't think we have ever had a meaner teacher.
Another teacher we liked was Miss Nancy Stephens, our sophomore year algebra teacher. She was very nice and if it weren't for her, I would still be in high school. Another teacher that was very kind was Annette Braswell, the home ec teacher. Mom and Ms. Braswell were good friends, as Mom was teaching P.E. at the high school then. I think Ms. Braswell took pity on me and gave me a passing grade even though the bathrobe I 'sewed' , as a required project, hardly resembled a bathrobe.