37 years after Mrs Devine was my 2nd grade teacher at Elm School near Chicago, I flew to Colorado to stay with her at her home for several days.
Before I go into all the details, I’ve always thought that her last name was so appropriate. That she was so devine. Then, I looked up “devine” in the dictionary.
a frequent misspelling of divine
It’s not actually a word! I’m shattered. Well, let’s look up “divine” instead.
informal excellent; delightful: he had the most divine smile | that succulent clementine tasted divine.
Now that describes her much better. (Side note: we used to give her a box of oranges every year as a Christmas present)
2nd grade, take one
In 2nd grade, I attended a school called Oak School. It was in the heart of the pretentious side of town and my homemade clothes and haircut from my Mom didn’t help making me very popular.…