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By Don Henderson------->

Ode to Annie G.
By Don Henderson

Annie G. taught us all
You see,
You, your brother, sister,
Dad
And me

Reading, ‘ritin, ‘rithmetic
Enough grammar to make
you sick
It wasn’t her fault if it
Didn’t stick


Our Annie G. ruled with an
Iron hand
Strong discipline at
Her command


Inside, hidden from many
Was her Godly part
Her kind and
Gentle heart


Art, math, grammar,
reading, choir
And more
Annie G. taught you until
your
Brain was sore


Annie G. was one of a kind
That’s for sure
Heart of gold, unwavering,
Dedication pure


Chosen as one of God’s
Special creatures
Chosen to be a teacher
Our Annie G.
Taught you and me


She taught more than
books,
Grammar or math
She taught us how to follow
The right earthly path


For 50 years or more she
Gave it her all
Teacher, educator, friend,
Answering God’s call

She did her very best
Instilling values so we
Could pass Life’s test


Now time has passed and
Memories too
Many wonder and say,
“Annie, who?”


But God knows her and
She now has a heavenly job
Teaching grammar to
An angelic mob


Hail to Miss Annie Pope
Gilreath
Who taught us all

Thank God she answered
her call


Lord, forgive us our
dangling participles
And grammatical sins

But look how much worse
If   Annie G. had never
been.

So, we all salute this lady
Who dedicated her life
Helping student’s cure
Grammatical strife


God has a special place in
heaven
For all teachers and ladies
like her

Though, naming a school
for Annie G
Might never occur

If that honor on earth can
never be
We know that God will
honor this lady
Throughout Eternity,

Our Annie G.

Miss Annie Pope Gilreath
we honor and thank thee!!
ELEMENTARY, DEAR POPE
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