Education: Reunion in Montana

The same rouged portraits of Lincoln and Washington clung to the walls, the same brass bell dominated the teacher's desk, the same science case held birds' nests and pickled fish. And in a one-room schoolhouse in the lower Flathead River Valley of northern Montana, Retired Teacher Lucy Blachly, still sharp and saucy at 78, smiled through swells of emotion and apologized to her greying former students—all of whom she remembered by name—for how she had treated them 60 years ago. "I do hope that none of you bears me ill will for being such...

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