His Memory Corner For Milly

A “Memory Corner”

made for Milly

from a child who adored her.

A favorite birthday photo of them together,

laughing and wearing a silly hat.

Tiny treasures carefully and lovingly arranged,

and a note that reads:

“Dear Milly, I hope you are having a good time
in heaven.”


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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72 Responses to His Memory Corner For Milly

  1. How precious. Thanks for sharing this warm post, Jennie. Hugs!

  2. Opher says:

    They obviously loved her and got a tremendous amount out of her being there.

  3. Afzal Moolla says:

    beyond words. πŸ’œ

  4. Darlene says:

    How sweet. Brought a tear to my eye.

  5. How lovely Jennie.. a wonderful tribute…hugsxx

  6. Reblogged this on The Writers Desk and commented:
    “You should never lose your childish innocence”. Beautiful, Jenni.

  7. Ritu says:

    That teared me right up. How sweet 😍

  8. beetleypete says:

    Touching indeed. How Milly would love this.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. I’m sure Millie loved the good wishes. Thanks, Jeannie.

  10. FlowerAlley says:

    My son was small when his favorite race car driver, Dale Earnhardt, was killed in a crash. He made a little memorial like this in his play room. It broke my heart.

  11. This is so lovely, Jennie. When my husband’s father died, Gregory drew a family picture and included a drawing of Colin in the clouds in Heaven.

  12. Tammy Hutchinson says:

    What positive relationships and happiness for so many…I just want to make a web of it! I’m a retired teacher who made Peace books and the like with my classes over the years, and now in later years I am also a quilter. This gave me one of those crazy, manic moments when I want to write a thematic unit with your tributes to Millie as the core text. Thank you for these wonderful posts and for being the teacher you are.

    • Jennie says:

      That is so nice, Tammy. Thank you! The quilts and Milly just evolved as the years went by. Emergent curriculum at it’s best, I think. I am glad you’re enjoying the series of stories. Much more ahead, including the best Peace Book. Best to you, Tammy.

  13. I am speechless. For a child to understand and put together a memory corner is almost beyond my comprehension. Something in you is touching the core in them. Wow!

    • Jennie says:

      I was speechless, too. To be filled up with that much goodness and understanding at such a young age is a marvel. Thank you, Marlene. Your kind words are so appreciated. You always β€˜fill me up’. πŸ™‚

  14. That’s just so touching, and wonderful!

  15. Dan Antion says:

    That is beautiful!

  16. A heartwarming post. Thanks, Jennie for sharing. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

  17. Sarah says:

    So sweet and perfect!

  18. MeRaw says:

    Just beautiful x

  19. Jennie, the look on his face, the tenderness and kindness in his love of Milly, is beyond words. Children are the most amazing people. Thank you so much for sharing the goodness and love expressed by all the children. πŸ™‚

  20. dgkaye says:

    So touching Jennie. What happened to Part 6? I read Part 5 and Milly was part of it? 😦

  21. Nandini Jain says:

    Very kind indeed!☺

  22. Norah says:

    I feel so sad. Such a beautiful tribute for Milly though.

  23. What a loving tribute that only a child can bestow so sweetly! Tears and smiles.

  24. ren says:

    Perfect! and thank you again….

  25. You are welcome Jennie. Too often children aren”t given proper space to vent or share their emotions. Improper emotional releases can no doubt, can damage the personality of a child. ❀❀❀❀

  26. Such a sweet and kind gesture

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