Personal Tributes By Friends of Harrington School To Honor Those Who Were Our Teachers
Many of our Friends made donations in honor of their teachers or those persons from whom they have learned the most -- parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, beloved school teachers, and many members of our island's African American community. We want to share their stories with you.
Our Harrington School teachers Mr. Adrian and Mrs. Louetta Johnson.
They were my elementary school teachers at Harrington. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were truly dedicated to building a foundation for all of the students, and as a result, have made the greatest contribution to my educational background.
Carolyn Rooks Whitfield, Brunswick, Elise Spears, St. Simons Island, Boisey Ramsey, Brunswick, and Dolores Bailey, Suitland, MD
I would like to [contribute to the Restoration Fund] in memory of Tom Ramsey and Charlie Hunter both of whom were long-term employees on LSSI (Little St. Simons Island) and contributed to many guests' enjoyment. I remember old Peg Leg Tom helping us gather oysters when I was a child and then later Charlie for taking us out coon shining at night among many other activities.
Philip Berolzheimer, Little St. Simons Island, GA
This little "stipend" is contributed to honor the following South End residents: the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Charlie and Ethel Lee) Floyd; their children: Charlesetta; the lovely Virginia Floyd & her brothers, Leslie & "Mud Bone."
Patricia Barefoot, Quarantine Island, GA
My teacher Miss Rose who taught me in southern Louisiana, in Cajun country, where young girls like me were not supposed to get an education. She taught me how to read and gave me confidence to continue my education. Now I have a Ph.D. and teach at Georgia Southern University.
Judith Longfield, Statesboro, GA
My 8th grade teacher Miss Joan Bissell who was crippled in a car accident but still graduated from the University of North Carolina. She was the first teacher I ever had in a wheelchair and she taught 36 girls at a private school.
Elizabeth Fowler, St. Simons Island, GA