My apple is dedicated to Miss Marasciulo. She was my 3rd grade teacher. Second grade had been tough for me because I had transferred to a new school, I didn’t know anyone, & I was still recovering from heart surgery. It was a lot to take in & I can honestly say that I wasn’t looking forward to 3rd grade. However, I immediately realized that I was blessed with an INCREDIBLE 3rd grade teacher. Miss Marasciulo was an angel. She LOVED to sing. She taught our class how to sing Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music; every time I hear that song, it reminds me of her. She was also a HUGE Leonard Nimoy (AKA Spock) fan. I remember watching her gleam with joy when she told our class that she would be an audience member at a local TV morning show where Leonard would be a guest. I also remember the class saying in unison “Eeww, you love HIM?!” 🤣... She reassured us that his ears & eyebrows were just part of a costume & that in fact he was quite handsome. I also remember when she told our class that she was going to be on TV singing in a church choir for a service that aired on Sundays. I was glued to the TV watching her that Sunday morning. Needless to say, when school was over, I cried. I was so sad & she knew it. My mom got me some beautiful gold-tone hair combs to give to her as a gift. Miss Marasciulo was so grateful for the gift & she promised me that she would write to me over the summer AND SHE DID. In the letter she mentioned that she had worn the hair combs for a wedding that she attended over the summer. I was thrilled. I learned several things from her: 1) I learned that music is an amazing teaching tool for anyone 2) I learned that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover (i.e. Spock/Nimoy), & 3) I learned that when you make promises to a child & you keep them, you are showing them that you respect them. Thank you, Miss Marasciulo (wherever you are) for making a difference in my life & thank you @CurlsWithAPromisefor your initiative with this campaign.