I was a guest blogger on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, telling one of my first “Jennie Stories.”
Teacher Jennie Fitzkee shares another of her ‘Jennie stories…tales she tells to delight the children in her care… and the child inside the rest of us.
“It happened like this… When I was in first grade, second grade, and third grade, there was a man who lived in my town- Doctor Tyler. Now, Doctor Tyler was old, really old. He was short and fat, and he had snow-white hair and a long white beard. He was a kind man. Do you know anyone who looks like that?
(Long pause, and inevitably a child says, “Santa Clause!”)
Yes! He looked exactly like Santa Clause. But he wasn’t. Doctor Tyler had a peanut farm. All summer long he grew peanuts. They grow in big bushes above the ground.
When the school year began, Doctor Tyler would come to school. Unannounced. The principal didn’t know when he was coming. The teachers didn’t know…
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Another great story, Jennie. I left a comment on Sue’s blog.
Best wishes, Pete.
I,too, commented on Sue’s blog…congrats on being featured!
Thank you, Laura!
What great fun the old fellow must have had planning his appearance each year! 🙂
I think he did, Marcia. My mother remembers him doing this when she was a child. So by the time I was in school, he was definitely Santa Clause old. Can you imagine this in school today? I often ask children if they have ever been excited and scared at the same time. That’s what happened. It really was the first story I told to children. 😀
Great story, Jennie. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
You’re welcome, Cathleen. Glad you liked it. 🙂