She’s my Challenge Question
I enjoy the kinds of questions that companies come up with to help protect your account. Surely NO ONE knows the name of the street I grew up on. And NO ONE knows the name of my first pet, right? Some get very esoteric and make me think a little more deeply about the answer.
What’s you’re biggest pet peeve?
Jeez, that will depend on the day, so that won’t work!
What is your dream car?
That one doesn’t change so often, but there is more than one answer!
What is the name of your most memorable stuffed animal?
I wouldn’t deign to hurt the other animal’s feelings by revealing the answer to some random company.
These take some thought, but I didn’t have to think long at all when “who is your favorite teacher?” came up.
Barbara Anderson. Period.
There are literally thousands of students from Putnam City, generations of families, who remember being in her sophomore English class. So many years later, I can’t particularly recall what made her my favorite, but she was smart, and it was evident she cared. I remember her drilling into us that “alot” was not a word.
After 93 years of making the world a better place, writing for the local paper, and skiing at Angel Fire regularly, she passed away last week. What a legacy! She made Putnam City stronger and smarter. She built good citizens. She was courageous and fun.
Mrs. Anderson was such a gift to Putnam City, and I and many others are grateful to have known her. She truly made a difference, and she will not soon be forgotten.
by Jennifer Seal
October 7, 2021