In Memory

Mrs. Florence Sheehy

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03/06/12 09:00 AM #1    

Karen Guthrie (1965)

Mrs. Sheehy died many years ago. She scared me to death in algebra but once I got to know her she was wonderful.

04/18/13 12:21 PM #2    

John Drummond (1964)

A very tough lady, albeit an extremely fair one also.  I taught with her great niece out here in the state of Washington.


Semper Fi, Ms Sheehy.


Jack Drummond

04/22/18 07:55 PM #3    

George Andros (1965)

During 8th grade at Howe as a 14 year old punk , my friends already at Austin would worn us: if your course list shows room **236*** you will have Ms. Sheehy; It rattled Howe School like a  vampires curse. Of course, Chuck Campana from Howe & I paniced all summer when our letters said ...Room 236.

As super- great friends we sat by each other.  I was in serious  trouble, then Chuck laughed at me -since he was initiator- before Ms. S entered the doorway. Well, only  Chuck was severly castigated for " laughing at his friend"-  brlliant , inciteful lady.   Going downhill from there, we all watched in shock when big Ian Duncan strutted  in 236  with his newly assigned football bag, chocked full.  Infuriated with her room violated, Ms. Sheehy lifted it off a side desk then tossed it out the window to the inner court yard below. As courage developed , someone would scribble something  negative about her on the challk board-before her grand entrance besting Queen Elizabeth.    Well, soon , imitatng a  Shock Theater mummy movie, she truly hid in the rear closet to peek out as to who would dare write a slur against her. She jumped out catching the tortfeasor!   Now I reflect that her demanding perfection from me at age 14 was the most significant influence on my educational experience through my Juris Doctorate degree in 1974.          Great woman.

  George James Andros , see bio, Howe 1961

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