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Wonderful teacher
and storyteller
I am reading with interest the serial story condensed from the book, “Taffy of Torpedo Junction,” which the Post is printing on Tuesdays. The author, Nell Wise Wechter, was my seventh-grade English teacher at Gillespie Park School in Greensboro back in 1960-61, and what a wonderful teacher she was. I think most adults have memories of particular teachers who made an impact on their lives. Mrs. Wechter was such a person in my youth. She possessed the ability to make learning fun and to motivate her students. Even at my age of 60, I well remember how enjoyable her classes were and how I looked forward to the time I spent with her each day. Good teachers truly have the ability to make a difference in students’ lives.
Mrs. Wechter was a native of Dare County and the students in her classes were treated to stories of life on the Outer Banks. In addition to “Taffy,” which is set in that part of eastern North Carolina, she also authored a number of other books, including “Betsy Dowdy’s Ride,” “Swamp Girl” and “Teach’s Light.” These are probably out of print now, but I have seen copies in several libraries and would highly recommend them to readers both young and old.
Thank you, Mrs. Wechter, for sharing your teaching gift with me and thank you, Salisbury Post, for sharing her writing skills with your readers.
ó Ed Curtis
Salisbury
Memorable day
On Jan. 16, about 4:15 p.m., a very caring lady befriended me in the Rockwell Food Lion parking lot by graciously extending her friendship and sharing her faith. She gave me a warm smile and a much-needed hug, even though we’d never met. For those knowing Jody Peeler, it was a sad yet joyous day, knowinghe would soon enter his new home in heaven. I would very much like to thank her and let her know that Jody passed away peacefully that night.
Unfortunately, we didn’t exchange names, but she did say she attended Rockwell Methodist Church. On that day, when many were either excited or worried about the expected snow, this kind lady was truly one of God’s angels. I may not know her name, but I will always remember her.
ó Elaine Morgan Reid
Gold Hill

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