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With spoken words from the kids that show they understand the meaning of the words used, yet to be corrupted by the adults around them!!

January 10, 2014 - "I just think she loves the children," one student says. "She puts the love into her cooking."

Can you taste the love?

"No, you can't taste love, but you can feel love," the student says.

"And all the children love her, because she's so nice, so compassionate," says another. "She perseveres a lot."

America's oldest teacher may also be most beloved

Here's hoping they don't loose their memories of this teacher as they grow out of the innocent age and education of the world around them, like it seems so many adults do!

Brings up the thought of the e-mails from NJ authorities in the Christie administration and beyond. Are these the Democratic kids, must be the only ones that take that form of transportation to school, on the buses targeted in the days of the huge forced traffic jam!?

Also wondering what the feelings of Gov Christie are as to this teacher, we've seen him in action against another, with smiling wife standing beside him.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 05:24:49 AM PST

  •  Thanks, Jim. (5+ / 0-)

    Great story.

    "Bob Johnson doesn't have special privileges, because really, why would I entrust that guy with ANYTHING?" - kos, November 9, 2013

    by Bob Johnson on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 06:10:08 AM PST

    •  Always (5+ / 0-)

      Impressed with the youngsters speaking like adults should and understand same, like adults should, till many, sadly, get educated by their surroundings in the opposite!!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 06:42:12 AM PST

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  •  Love and compassion (2+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, viral

    wayyy underrated.

    What a wonderful story.  My Mom's almost 88, and has physically slowed down a lot, but she is still interested in the world, and in helping others.

    Granny is great, and the childrens' words are lovely.

    And now I know how Joan of Arc felt.

    by Knockbally on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 07:43:56 AM PST

    •  We Lost Our Mom (3+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, Knockbally, viral

      Back in April, at 94, Dad passed some four yrs. back at 92.

      We almost lost years back as her heart had given out, their got it ticking again then implanted a pacemaker. The docs wanted her to get a new one, or the battery for upgraded the last couple of years she told them no.

      As the ticker was finally giving out the sister that lived with them told us her beats were down to some 29 a minute the last week or so. A few days before going to the hospital, ticker beats way down but fluctuating, where she passed peacefully, she did what Mom always did, had a few apples that were getting bad, knew she wasn't going to eat them and that sis wouldn't, so she baked an apple pie for her and my sis and anyone who stopped over!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 08:44:09 AM PST

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      •  Thanks, jimstaro (2+ / 0-)
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        for sharing that story.  She sounds like a wonderful and strong person.  I just admire that kind of practicality and I suppose selflessness - or maybe it's just, as I said of my mom, an interest in the world.

        She had apples left, so why not make a pie?

        And now I know how Joan of Arc felt.

        by Knockbally on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 09:15:41 AM PST

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