Former Grace College student and retired teacher, Julia Schue, feels like a celebrity in her hometown. Her story was recently shared at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Retired Teacher Feels Like Warsaw’s Celebrity
“Hello, Mrs. Schue!”
That is what Julia Schue hears whenever she is out and about in Warsaw. Whether it be at the grocery store, the dentist’s office or on a simple walk, Schue’s former third grade students always make a point to greet her. While they have grown and changed drastically, hearing them call to her as they did in elementary school makes Schue realize she hasn’t changed as much.
In a comfortable home decorated with old photos from happy and memorable times, Schue has been waiting out the cold weather by working on 1,000-piece puzzles.
“Puzzles teach concentration and observation. If you get tired or frustrated, you can just walk away and come back to it later,” said Schue, who exchanges puzzles with friends or hunts them down at thrift stores.
“This last puzzle was Hallmark. It had different kinds of candy, then ornaments on top of the candy. When I finished I felt a great sense of accomplishment, but I had to buy gumdrops because I was craving them.” … “I went to Grace College for my masters when I was 34. Back then, you had five years to finish a program to teach,” Schue explained. “Around that time, my husband had a stroke. I had to take care of him and raise three kids while going to school and supporting my family. I’m pleased with what I had achieved at my age.”
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