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Letter to the editor for Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

Ode to a great and gracious lady composed by Harold A. Dailey of Atmore.
You came into my life when I entered grade four.

I had no idea who was on the other side of the door.

You greeted each of us with a very warm smile,

That told us you were with us to the very last mile.

We did not have to be smart to get your attention when we thought we were forgotten, our names were mentioned.

Your kind and gentle manner overcame our bad behavior you must have gotten from your lord and savior.

When we entered high school, you still were concerned you wanted to know if there was anything we had learned.

One day in college, Billy Elmore, Charles Smith and I too sat down and had a discussion about you.

How you made each of us feel special, not at the expense of others we finally understood that you took the place of many mothers.

Your birth children, Steven, Patricia and Rosiland have a blessed life and certainly their father, Curtis, had a blessed wife.

There are angel teachers in heaven and they do what they do but their education will not be complete until they are taught by you.

I know you are resting in peace because peace is all you have known.

You left us last week, but you will never be gone.

In memoriam — Mrs. Marcelete Maxine Hollis Harris
Harold A. Dailey

162 Carver Ave.

Atmore, AL 36502