i'm just gonna go cry now

28/04/1930 - 03/08/1983

31 years ago an amazing woman sadly passed away. This woman was my inspiration from such a young age and will always be my childhood hero. She was a funny, beautiful, loving and inspiring woman who did amazingly brave things which she should be immensely proud of. Reading that, even thought she didn’t have the best of lives, she carried on and made every new day better than the previous, has inspired me to try and do the same. And I have realized that even though celebrities lives may seem perfect, they have off days and times that make them feel like crap exactly the same way we do. Reading about some of the things she did to spare the feelings of other people, even into the last few days of her life, has left me feeling that there is still some good that can come out of the world. Unfortunately she is also an example of  a very unlucky person who was diagnosed with cancer. She hung on longer than expected but sadly it got the better of her and she died with her husband at her side. But the way that she worked on TV until very little time before she died has taught me about determination and devotion and that you should never let anything stop you from doing what you want to do, she didn’t! Even finding that she died before I was born doesn’t make me feel like I should stop admiring her, just because someone may not be here in the flesh to continue being an inspiration doesn’t mean you should ever forget about their achievements and the way they have made you a better person. If I could say anything to her right now I’d thank her for being such a great role model right to this day and for teaching me about the important things in life. And even though she has been dead a while, I will never forget her. This woman is…

Carolyn Jones 

<3 Happy birthday 28/04/1930 

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Colorado Teacher Shares Heartbreaking Notes From Third Graders

Kyle Schwartz teaches third grade at Doull Elementary in Denver.
Although she says her students are a pleasure to look after, the educator of three years adds that many of them come from underprivileged homes.
“Ninety-two percent of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch,” Schwartz tells ABC News. 

“As a new teacher, I struggled to understand the reality of my students’ lives and how to best support them. I just felt like there was something I didn’t know about my students.”

In a bid to build trust between her and her students, Schwartz thought up a lesson plan called “I Wish My Teacher Knew.”

For the activity, Schwartz’s third graders jot down a thought for their teacher, sharing something they’d like her to know about them.