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[teacherartexchange] Thank You, Retirees


Date: Sat Aug 27 2011 - 06:46:42 PDT

I have been on this list for eons. I should already be retired but am
still at it, teaching HS at age 71. I look about 51 and have the energy of
someone 58 or so. I just had a rehab of 5 fused vertebrae with 2 rods, ten
screws and 2 plates of titanium put into my back so you can say I am held
together with spit and glue. I will set off airport alarms. I am fortunate to
LOVE what I do so why quit?

I had a long chuckle the other day, when my husband reminded me that my
first year of teaching students in 8th grade in 1960 are now collecting
social security! No I will not accept that I am an oldster!!!!!

I wish to thank all the retired art teachers who have still stayed with
this list to help mentor others in our craft! I know your names well and
although I do not have a face to put with all your e-names, we feel like
friends. I have met a few at NAEA although I do not go much (school budget
woes)...Ken, Bunki, Carolyn, Anne A and EllenMc and more. Let's not stop
promoting the arts in education. We have come a long way.

I have been known by many names: MarshArt was the first; aartteacher was
the second; now it is Marsh in Orlando. Same person same sense of humor
(Thank God I am not cranky. )
Marsh in Orlando

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