This is part of my 31 Day Five Minute Free Writes challenge within a challenge. I will be linking up with 31 Day Challenge at The Nester's as well as at Heading Home. For a list of all my letters you can go here.
My dearest Richard,
You were a great teacher. Do you remember all the things you taught me over the years? With some of those things I was a slow learner. But you were patient with your teaching. And always loving. One of the first things that I remember you teaching me was how to waltz. Do you remember? We danced over and over to T.G. Shepard's 'Last Cheater's Waltz' until I got it.I remember years later, when you told me that every time you heard that song start, you cringed. We had played it so much. But you were a great teacher. Of the waltz anyway. I could never learn to Polka!
I remember how patient you were teaching the boys how to drive. Not me! They tested every last nerve I had. I'll never forget the day you pulled the car over on the freeway heading home from Colorado and told Danny he needed to drive us to the the next town. I thought you had lost your mind. But you were a patient teacher.
And then I returned to school. And had to get at least a C in Algebra to be accepted into the nursing program. Do you remember that summer? You taught me so well that I made an A. And you were so proud. Then Darian came along and you taught him math too. And tried your best to help Harley as well.
I am glad that you were there to teach us so much....And even in your absence you continue to teach