Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Way Back When-esday: Tinkerbell


I love this picture. Taken around Halloween time in 2003. Dear Wasabi Girl stands in her kindergarten classroom with "Readmore Bear," who is also in costume for the occasion. This was a hard time for Wasabi Girl. After seeing what fun her older sister had with the greatest teacher in the world, Wasabi Girl couldn't wait to become a kindergartener herself. She adored this teacher, who was larger than life and more wonderful than Santa Claus to her heart and mind.

Sadly, after teaching only six days that year, the teacher was hospitalized. Shortly before Halloween, she died. We were all devastated and we still talk about how wonderful that teacher was. To see Wasabi Girl put on a brave face and embrace that teacher's famous bear brings a tear to my eye even today.

9 people stopped folding laundry to write:

cat said...

Oh poor girl - but great memory and picture.

monica said...

Oh poor thing. great picture!

belinda said...

What a little cutie pie!!!

The Smiths said...

Cute picture...with a wonderful memory.

Branlaadee said...

Wasabi girl is adorble there. What a sad, sad story.

MommyAmy said...

How heartbreaking! I'm so sorry that all of you had to go through that.

Twincerely,Olga said...

adorable!!thanks for sharing!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

She's darling.

You brought a tear to my eye too.

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh ThreeUnder, what a story and image to go with it. You've remarkable children.

Thank you for playing along so poignantly. Kisses to your crew.

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