Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – The Peanut Man

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Teacher Jennie Fitzkee shares another of her ‚Jennie stories…tales she tells to delight the children in her care… and the child inside the rest of us.

„It happened like this… When I was in first grade, second grade, and third grade, there was a man who lived in my town- Doctor Tyler. Now, Doctor Tyler was old, really old. He was short and fat, and he had snow-white hair and a long white beard. He was a kind man. Do you know anyone who looks like that?

(Long pause, and inevitably a child says, „Santa Clause!“)

Yes! He looked exactly like Santa Clause. But he wasn’t. Doctor Tyler had a peanut farm. All summer long he grew peanuts. They grow in big bushes above the ground.

When the school year began, Doctor Tyler would come to school. Unannounced. The principal didn’t know when he was coming. The teachers didn’t know…

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