40 years? I am glad that no one I know looks like that at 62, which is what she would be if she taught straight through from age 22…
I suspect she took time off for nursing her husband.
At least the discrepancy in the number of mugs was explained.
My best teacher was a harda—, too, but she was also fair and honest with us, and just an incredible teacher. Fifty years later I am still grateful to Mrs. Trull.