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It’s a small state


I enjoyed reading Sheila Gardner’s touching human interest story in the July 5 edition of The R-C. But the last thing I expected to discover about the Class of 1943 (which was made up of students a couple years older than my own parents) is that their favorite high school teacher was also one of my own very favorite high school teachers, 25 years after their experience with her!

By the time Teddyanna was my favorite English teacher in the late 1960s, she had long since changed her name from Miss Pease to Mrs. Keele, and moved from Douglas County High School to Sparks High School, where she was one of the most respected and beloved members of our teaching staff.

Thanks for this surprise “small world” connection that spans two generations of students, and the geographical distance from the Carson Valley to the Truckee Meadows.

Gary Swift