Saturday, October 08, 2022

The Elementary Teacher Who Took Me to School

 October 8, 2022

   It all started with a search for early photos of Carole Compton Glenn, who, as you know by now, is retiring as General Manager of True West magazine after a stellar 23-year-run. Looking at all our old photo albums I ran across this great photo, taken outside one of my favorite restaurants on the planet.

Kathy Sue at El Charro in Tucson,
early 1978.

In the same vicinity of that great photo was this gem.

Kathy Sue, Moon Mountain
Elementary School Teacher
giving me a geography lesson

   These photos led to this classic image which really nails the almost, exact moment when said elementary teacher changed my life.

Honkytonk Redemption

   That title—Honkytonk Redemption—led to Mark Fletcher asking me what the lyrics to a song with that title might be? Hmmm, how about this:

She was a teacher and I was a drummin' fool

I thought I could play her but she took me to school

—Honkytonk Redemption

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Oh the crush I had on her when I was in 7th grade at Moon Mountain. I was 11 or 12 at the time so I never had a chance you lucky SOB!


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