Joyce Howard Brown Ruff

Profile Updated: April 25, 2024
Residing In Beloit, WI USA
Spouse/Partner Ted Ruff
Occupation Substitute Teacher (presently) / Retired English Teacher
Children Naimah R. El-Amin, born 1983
Burnell A. Brown, born 1993
Yes! Attending Reunion

I taught English for 33 years
(Aldridge Junior High, Beloit, WI
South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, WI)

Substitute Teacher:
South Beloit School District, South Beloit, IL
Turner School District, Beloit, WI
Clinton School District, Clinton, WI

Masters Degree: Cardinal Stritch University
Educational Leadership

School Story

'Good Granny Weatherall' is as short story I taught my students in English class.
Granny Weatherall got up each morning, bathed, dressed, brushed her teeth, ate breakfast and sat on her front porch smiling. At her age this was her daily routine. When evening came she went in, ate dinner and went to bed.
The next day and each day thereafter, she did the same.
My students asked, "what is the purpose or moral of this story?"
I replied; "If you live a good, respectful, happy, and honest life, you like Granny Weatherall will sit on your porch each day in your rocking chair, Smiling, reliving each memory of your life."
If not, instead of a smile there will be a frown and tears.

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