I started teaching in 69
Fourth and Fifth graders were just fine
As each Christmas rolled around
Small gifts on my desk I found
Ornaments for my tree
Saved throughout the years
Now my tree’s filled with memories
Of smiling faces and good cheer
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
A quadrille of 44 words today for the d’Verse Poetry Pub. De Jackson asked us to write using the word Cheer. The ornaments given to me by my students bring me cheer each Christmas as I put them on our tree.
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I taught elementary school for 29 years. At Christmas some of my students and fellow teachers brought Christmas ornaments to give me . It was always special to get these gifts from them. Over the years I have collected quite a few, which I added to my tree. As a result I have never had to buy decorations. I simply hang all of their gifts of love on my tree and remember the smiling faces of those who cared enough to share them with me.
This is not a poem today, but rather a few of the gifts I received over the years. Some of the ornaments like this stamp have the date stamped on them. The picture above was from 1982. This was from 1977 when postage was only 13 cents!
Some like this one were homemade ornaments.
Each Christmas my grandchildren come and help decorate our tree. They really enjoy looking at each one and placing it in a special place on the tree.
Photos: Dwight L.Roth