What’s Left?

Mar 15th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

My former English teacher, Wilma Beard, died this week. She was such an inspirational woman. She taught one of the first college classes I took at ASU-Beebe and was always so encouraging to her students. I believe, if you had to list the qualities that a college professor should have, she would have had all of them and more. She was understanding - yet strict. Funny - yet professional. She was an intelligent woman that stood as a great mentor to young women who were pursuing a career.

I remember one thing she told us in class one day. She said, “Intelligent people don’t have to know everything - they just need to know where to look up the information they need.”  I always thought about that when I didn’t automatically know the answer to some question - I just had to know where to look it up.

She was a fine person and we will miss her very much!  My condolences to her family and close friends.

Go to your happy place (and have a great spring break next week!)

See you next week!