Originally posted by Sandy:
Dave, I loved your story. I'm old fashioned enough to think that teachers do the most important job in the world. Did you have a chance to tell Mrs. Boice what she did for you?
No, I didn't. I moved on to my military years and left upstate NY, really to never return for more than being on leave. Helen died relatively young - in her 60's as I recall. But I like to think she knew I had gone into nuclear power, since at the time the local paper had a "personals" column and my mother always sent in updates on my military career.
Whenever someone asks me this question, about the most inspirational person you've ever known, I have always told my story of Mrs. Boice. Wonderful woman. Gifted teacher. Lovely human being.