"I never had children of my own.
"It is the only Mother's Day card I ever received."
She said that, as a teacher, "You sometimes look out into your classroom and silently think, 'I wonder what will happen to them when they grow up.' "
Fifty-five years later, it is a Sunday in May again.
She is 86, and on her own.
In those 30 years of teaching, more than 700 boys and girls moved through her classrooms.
I know every person who signed that card; I know those who are living, and I knew those who have passed away.
And on this, I think I can safely speak for all of them.
The words on the card still hold true:
". . .So thoughtful and kind, That days such as this, Always bring you to mind."
Happy Mother's Day, Miss Twyford.
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