PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ohomen171
 
Comments: 10
Article views: 1
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all ohomen171's badges.
 

Halla'en

01 November 2012, 07:19
Today is a day that we call Halloween. My mind goes back 52 years to the time when I was a 6th grade student at Louisa May Alcott Elementary School.

My teacher was a wonderful lady named Mrs. Margaret Hall. She had been born in Fort Worth. She was stocky and had black hair. She was "40 something" all of those years ago.

One of her claims to fame was that the movie actress Martha Hyer had been one of her students. She was a great teacher who makes a good lasting impression on all who pass through her class.

She was a tough Texas woman but also a lady who never raised her voice or used bad language, She instilled in all of us the importance of the work ethic and high standards of performance in life. Like all teachers she graded each of us on conduct and academic performance. She also would mark students on the basis of diligence and good use of time. If you liked to "goof off" or waste time, she would mark you as "idle."

She was also insistent that the correct way to pronounce this day was Halla'en. (I suspect this is the Gaelic word where we got the name from.)  She was a purist on language. This wonderful lady made a big impact on my life.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Niple Khumalo
Letter to Minister of Health

On behalf of all grateful South African who want to thank you but are unable to do so, I will like to take this opportunity and thank you for caring for them. Read more...

1 comments 58 views
Submitted by
Cris Mhlanga
The amazing Elias Motsoaledi Loca...

“That which is normal is never normal within Elias Motsoaledi Local Council.” Read more...

1 comments 48 views
Submitted by
Linamandla Mpolase
To the Lost Generation

If you are reading this you are either part of the now dubbed "Lost Generation" or you are going to be; and its just that you haven't realised that.  Read more...

3 comments 705 views
Submitted by
Caitlin Spring
Rhodes Changed Something

The Rhodes Must Fall Movement captured something in UCT’s community that I have never seen before. For the first time in a long time people were saying what they actually felt, unabated. Read more...

31 comments 1248 views
Submitted by
Sesi Xvi
To benefit with New Pan Africanis...

The New Pan Africanism is based on proper things about Africans and Africa. The New Pan Africanism has come better for the better Read more...

4 comments 168 views
Submitted by
Nomalizo Mazwayi
Academic integrity or lack thereo...

I am a MEd (Master of Education) student at the University of Fort Hare, East London campus. Read more...

12 comments 633 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.