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By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Writer 

Marbel Currie taught me all I needed to know


April 25, 2019

My first grade teacher at Wallace School, Miz. Marbel Currie taught me everything I needed to know. Anything else I learned was by accident.......

First, she taught me to listen, ask permission to speak by raising my hand (very trying). With my family so large and all having something to say, I hadn't developed the skill of listening or waiting to speak. We all talked at once (Grissett side) and somehow learned to winnow important information. Mama & Daddy were tired and just let us run with it. Most talking was around the kitchen table as we sopped, slurped, spilled and generally shoved it...

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