I was so happy to see the article Ian wrote about Opal Griffiths regarding teaching at a one-room country school (“Opal unearths many memories from one-room schoolhouses,” Feb. 1, 2018).

     I attended Holmes School and Opal was my teacher. She was a wonderful teacher and she not only taught the required basics but the principles of life. We were like family. She taught us patience, caring and respect for each other.

     The older students worked with younger students. Listening to them read, helping in anyway with giving us each helpful responsibilities. We were taught to put the flag up, how to properly fold the flag each day, saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

     When I was entering 8th grade, our school was closed and we consolidated with Ripon Public School system. What is now an apartment building was where I went to middle school.

     The transition of learning was not hard; she taught us well. The only transition was going from one teacher to 4 or 5 teachers and moving from one room to different classrooms. I hold fond memories of the friendships we made and still keep in contact with many of our classmates. ...

—  Sandy (Krause) Krueger
 Peoria, Ariz.

     To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.