I had lunch with my 5th grade teacher! Linda Harper

Yes, it’s true.  I recently drove up the coast and had lunch with my 5th grade teacher, Linda Harper.  For those of you who went to Consolidated School in Kennebunkport, Maine, you may remember her as Mrs. Skillin?  I spent most of my youth at that school from Kindergarten through 8th grade–9 years in the same building!  (Another Kennebunkport friend who lives in Miami Beach, Ashley Swanson has started a Facebook group entitled: I went to Kennebunkport Consolidated School).

Both my brothers and I had Mrs. Skillin for 5th grade and have fond memories of her class.  Have I kept in touch with her this entire time?  No, we actually bumped into each other a few years ago walking on Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk and struck up a conversation.  After moving to Miami, Linda mentioned that she spent winters at her home just north of Delray Beach and I should join her for lemonade some day.  So I did.  We had a wonderful visit poolside overlooking her magnificent ocean view and then had a delicious lunch at the Old Calypsorestaurant right on the Intracoastal waterway. Although Linda is not on Facebook, she said I could go ahead and post this.

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