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
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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How precious. Thanks for sharing this warm post, Jennie. Hugs!
Thank you, Teagan. Warms the heart. ❤️
They obviously loved her and got a tremendous amount out of her being there.
Indeed they did, Opher.
beyond words. 💜
wonderful as always – an absolute pleasure reading your posts
Thank you, Afzal! 😀
always a pleasure, Jennie ✌🏽👍✊
How sweet. Brought a tear to my eye.
It did to me, too. Thank you, Darlene.
How lovely Jennie.. a wonderful tribute…hugsxx
Thank you, Sally. It pretty much stopped me in my tracks.
Reblogged this on The Writers Desk and commented:
“You should never lose your childish innocence”. Beautiful, Jenni.
Thank you so much, Patricia!
That teared me right up. How sweet 😍
Me, too, Ritu. Thank you! 😍
Touching indeed. How Milly would love this.
Best wishes, Pete.
She really would, Pete. Best to you!
I’m sure Millie loved the good wishes. Thanks, Jeannie.
I think she did, John. 🙂
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.
What a wonderful story! Thank you for that. I think children like your son grow up to be the best adults.
Thank you. He has.
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.
That is so wonderful, Robbie. Thank you for your Gregory story. Makes my day. And, thank you. 🙂
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.
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.
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!
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 ‘fill me up’. 🙂
That’s just so touching, and wonderful!
Thank you, Deborah. 🙂
That is beautiful!
Thank you, Dan.
A heartwarming post. Thanks, Jennie for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
You’re welcome, Suzanne. 🙂
So sweet and perfect!
Just beautiful x
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. 🙂
A picture is worth a thousand words, and you are so right that this one says it all. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to share. Thanks, Karen!
My pleasure, Jennie, and in this tumultuous time in America, it was a joy to see something by a young child that was so pure, so full of goodness, and love. Karen 🙂
So touching Jennie. What happened to Part 6? I read Part 5 and Milly was part of it? 😦
Part 6 will be posted tomorrow. You haven’t missed a thing, Debby. This post on the Memory Corner was a photo the child’s parents just sent me last week. Thanks so much!
OH, ok thanks Jennie. 🙂
In real time, the stories of Milly’s legacy started in 2008 or 2009. Part 5 takes us to 2011. Lots more ahead.
Well, I’m looking forward! ❤
Thanks, Debby. It’s posted. 🙂
Be right over. 🙂
Very kind indeed!☺
I feel so sad. Such a beautiful tribute for Milly though.
I feel exactly the same way.
What a loving tribute that only a child can bestow so sweetly! Tears and smiles.
I had tears and smiles, too. Thank you, Rose.
Perfect! and thank you again….
You are welcome, Ren!
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. ❤❤❤❤
Well said. And thank you!
Such a sweet and kind gesture
Very much so.