Made an only slightly humorous reference to a Mrs. Pitkin my fifth grade teacher recently. Here is a tribute to my favorite teacher/person and an invite for others to make a tribute. Born 1900 died 2004. Raised an incredible family (google Roy pitkin md for an example). Our neighbor, she was always there for us in good times and bad. No holiday at our home was complete without her. Introduced my parents and was helping in the delivery room when I was born. Gave our 5th grade class the news that jfk had died. I Had the privilege of attending her 100th birthday where we discussed all things current when she wasn't talking Twins baseball with my son. A classy lady, an inspiration to many young students and an endless source of fascinating stories. Gone but not forgotten.
"Ve are too soon olt und too late schmart."- A nameless German philosopher