I really enjoyed your column today. You had a great tour guide. Ms. Chubb (as I knew her in the ’70s) is a great lady. She certainly practices what she preaches. I learned a great deal from her when she taught me 6th grade at Wasena.
I learned things that went beyond academics, such as respect and tolerance. I had the pleasure of getting to know her better when I returned to Roanoke after college. Even after she told me to call her “Mignon,” I called her “Mrs. Chubb-Hale” out of respect. Of all the teachers I’ve had over the years, she’s the one I remember most fondly and most often.
I’ve been reading your stuff online since I moved to Richmond. I like a lot of what you write and agree with a number of the positions you’ve taken, but have never been inspired to comment. Obviously, this article inspired me.
Thank you for the history lesson. I’m making my kids read it tonight.