Those of you that read this regular series know that I am from Hackett, Arkansas, just a mile or so from the Oklahoma border, and just about 10 miles south of the Arkansas River. It was a rural sort of place that did not particularly appreciate education, and just zoom onto my previous posts to understand a bit about it.
When I was in school I had the good fortune to have a great many excellent teachers. I even keep up with some of my high school teachers, and I was graduated in 1973. Sr. Cabrini correspond on Facebook, and Sr. Pierre calls me from time to time. They were both excellent and I glad to call them my friends.
On the other hand, I have had some really horrible ones. One who has to be near the top of the list was Bill Holder, a mathematics teacher that I had at Westark Community College in Fort Smith. That is now part of the University of Arkansas system, The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.