You were my 4th grade teacher and the prettiest teacher at Patrick Hamilton. I remember lots of great things about you. You taught us Spanish when you didn’t have to; you became friends with my mother and came to our house. You were the only white teacher that did anything like that. In 1963 when it was more than above and beyond the call of duty, it was an act of courage and political defiance. You were the first teacher who ever called me smart.