Dear Editor: Sister Marymel (Sister Patricia Dolores Wagner, O.P., Obituary, Jan. 6) was my first-grade teacher and I remember her as creative in the classroom and endlessly kind to me as I cried my way through every day of that first school year.
She had only been a sister for a few years at the time and I am glad my wailing didn’t scare her off! She patiently taught us arithmetic, writing, and phonics and I still remember her rhymes and songs that she had us memorize.
Most important she taught us the Faith that I treasure and practice to this day.
Sister Marymel also did me a huge favor when she facilitated a friendship on the playground between me and a classmate, Colleen Rochford, that endured for a lifetime… until Colleen’s death a few years ago.
Thank you Sister Marymel. You are one of a kind!
With love and appreciation,
Eileen McCartin Love