This memory is of Ms. Alsup at Hallsville, Ilinois grade school in 1953. One of my fellow third grade boys suffered from some form of retardation. In my infinite wisdom, I told Ms. Alsup one day that she should provide easier questions for this boy. And I further told her than those of us who had no trouble could take harder questions. She told me in no uncertain terms that I should worry about Terry, and that she could take care of everyone else. This was a lesson to me in not condescending to anyone and I never forgot it. What a great teacher this woman was!
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