Meeting a Blogger: The Letter, The Book, and the Otter

Two marvellous teachers meet online through blogging, and then they actually meet in person! A heartwarming true-life story for all the family.

A Teacher's Reflections

Do you often think how wonderful it would be to meet a favorite blogger – in person – and spend the day with them?  I certainly do.  And it happened!  Well, in order to tell the wonderful story, I must start at the beginning:

It Happened Like This…

Pete Springer is one of my favorite bloggers.  Our mutual interest in children and teaching was the start of our connection.  It has grown to include the love of children’s books, the great outdoors, how the little things are the big things, and more.  It’s a long list, and a good one.  When he planned a visit to see his three brothers, he wanted to connect with two bloggers.  Yes, he wanted to meet me!  Was I excited?  You bet!

It was as if we had known each other for years.  Well we had, of course, through blogging.  ‘In Person’ was the…

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25 thoughts on “Meeting a Blogger: The Letter, The Book, and the Otter

  1. I can think of a few times in my life where the fantasy of doing something ended up being better than the actual event. In this case, Jennie was as genuine as I imagined. She has a heart of gold, and everything she does in/out of her class is with the best interest of her students in mind. She is a teacher of teachers. Thanks for highlighting our story, Pete.

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    1. I remember watching the video you sent me on Twitter, John. Great to add that second blogging connection, and a wonderful honour for Jennie.
      Best wishes, Pete.


    1. It is not easy, that’s for sure. The only blogger I ever met was living 35 miles away from me in England, and we met halfway. But she later moved to the USA, and I haven’t seen her since.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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