A Special Thank You….

Dear friends~

In my wildest dreams I never could imagine a happier birthday celebration than the one at Terry & Doug Cooper’s house last weekend.  It was a time of laughter and love, of tears and remembrances, of friends and colleagues, and realizing there is no difference between the two.

And singing.  I’m relieved each of you is gainfully employed (or retired) and are not trying to make a living singing.  Ah, but the “Ruth” song was a joyous romp thanks in good measure to Ray, editor turned lyricist.   It’s one for the ages, even if Bridey couldn’t be there to help raise the roof.

So many treasured moments tucked into my memory–especially when the cards arrived.  A huge basket of cards.  It was filled to overflowing with birthday cards and notes from each of you.   I treasure each and every one.  Funny cards, handmade cards, thoughtful cards, cards with advice such as Mary Sue’s that wisely counseled to celebrate by eating pie and swearing.  I managed both.

Thank you one and all for helping me celebrate the big 6-0 in such style.  Hard to imagine being that old.  I still remember the girl who tentatively walked into her first classroom and fell in love with teaching.  I’ve never really fallen out of love, you know.



You are invited to be a special guest at the launch of my new website. It has been great fun building it, and I hope it, and this blog, will become dynamic paths for the exchange of ideas between us all. Please take a moment to visit: www.culhamwriting.com

About Ruth Culham

RUTH CULHAM has written more than 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion. Ruth’s most recent books, The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing and Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, are available from Stenhouse Publishers. She also conducts professional development for schools and districts and writes a regular column for The Reading Teacher.
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2 Responses to A Special Thank You….

  1. Sharon says:

    So sorry I missed the gang singing your praises to the theme from “Mame” –it just doesn’t get any better than that! I’m delighted you were able to share your big 6-0 with your favorite people in the world. Love,


  2. Debbie Stewart says:

    You are loved and so appreciated by those who know you.
    I am so glad you had a great time at the special celebration.
    Did you get a video of the song?
    Blackmail can come in many forms! 🙂

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