Saturday, December 09, 2006

Miss Jesse McKee

"We had no idea of the influence some of our teachers would forever have on us!"
Photo Courtesy of John Gulledge



At 7:28 PM, December 27, 2006, Blogger Susan Wellborn said...

This is obviously not our class. I've never seen so many students absolutely enthralled in their studies. Only two in the whole bunch look a little inattentative. Somehow, I can't imagine my current students spending time at the library except under penalty of death. Is that Donald House at the first table on the left?

At 10:16 AM, December 28, 2006, Blogger Margaret Broome said...


Miss McKee struck "the fear" into all of us...even though she was barely 5 feet tall! When she wanted quiet, she got it! Of course, students were A LOT more respectful and obedient back then, anyway!

No, that isn't Donald. The predominent classes in this picture are those of '51 and '52. The boy I think you are confusing with Donald is probably Jimmy Sell, Louie and Curt's oldest brother. At the far end of the first table is Stuart Smith, sitting by a different Jane Howie. (Yes, there was more than one!!) At the table on the right, the first girl on the left is June Langley, Jane's older sister, and the girl opposite her is Emily Broome, Harry and Sue (McKenzie)'s sister. Emily was a couple of years behind Sue in school.

At 7:39 PM, December 28, 2006, Blogger Susan Wellborn said...

Margaret, Thanks for the IDs. I remember some of those names you mentioned, and of course, I remember Miss McKee. She had fear striking down to an art. Speaking of Sue McKensie... she was my eighth grade teacher and probably the very best teacher I ever had. I learned whatever knowlege I have about grammar and bridge from her, and she certainly instilled a love for poetry that has lasted 'til this day. She made learning fun and genuinely seemed to actually like us.


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