I'm glad I didn't see that....

Can you keep a secret? Better yet, can you keep a secret for a long time? Even better, can you keep a secret for 38 years? Well, that's what my Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Morris did, and here is the story. I have vivid memories of all my teachers through the years. Even back to Mrs. Howell at First Presbyterian Pre-School. My Kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Morris at Headland Elementary School back in about 1983. She was always one of my favorites. I haven't talked to her in years, but she did talk to my mom on a rare occasion. One thing she told my mom is that she had a funny story about me that she would tell my mom one day when the time was right. I remember my mom telling me this over the years. I've never had any idea what the story might be either, until now. If you didn't know, my dad is up in Atlanta having a bone marrow transplant. He is doing well and should be back home with us in about two months. Since he had to spend so much time in the hospital, we asked that friends write him notes of encouragement. The notes and letters have poured in, and it has been just wonderful. Well, my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Morris, wrote one as well. But she also, finally, after nearly 40 years of waiting included the below note to my mom, which finally told the 38 year old secret. With my parent's permission, here it is . . .

I now understand why she kept that secret until just the right time! So funny, and I have no recollection of that moment with my parents or telling Mrs. Morris about it. Anyway, I'm sure that story brightened my parents day while they are up in Atlanta. Speaking of bright days, Spring is coming! Believe it or not, but we are only a couple months away from some nice warm weather. Just remember, we love seeing you in the Spring, but the best time to plant trees and shrubs is now. Come see us!

Happy Gardening & Happy New Year,









Your Friends at Dothan Nurseries

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