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Letter: Gratitude to skilled teachers

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I recently had the great pleasure of attending another class reunion, the Mathews High School Class of 1960. During this gathering of friends, I had the occasion to reflect on the importance of our school years informing the character that, as adults, has become so vital to each of us. I especially recall the many significant virtues of those who taught us during that formative period of our lives.

I recalled and spoke with great fondness of those who possessed the wisdom and patience to engage in that formidable task. Of those many wonderful teachers who contributed to and favorably impacted our lives, a debt of gratitude is owed. Speaking of gratitude, I owe a special debt of gratitude to a teacher that, to this day, I remember with fondness and not without an amazement of how he managed to tolerate my impetuous youth. I recall Mr. Bernard Tatterson as a rare gentleman of many talents, possessing an uncommon wisdom … his love of the written word &hel...

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