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Teacher Gets Valentine's Card 67 Years Straight

Here's a cute story to give you some Valentine's Day cheer:

Every Feb. 14 since 1946, Daryl Zevely, now 77 and retired, has sent his 3rd grade teacher a Valentine Day's card, reports The Longview News-Journal.

Ninety-one year-old Regina Bull told the Texas newspaper that Zevely, who was a student in the first class she ever taught, "has never missed a year."

The annual cards "made me feel great, to think he'd be concerned about me," said Bull, whose teaching career spanned 39 years. "He'd tell me about his life and his wife and his kids."

With the 50th card, Zevely included a poem that ended with these telling lines:

And when our grand kids go to school
It pops into our minds
That they'll be lucky just to get
a teacher half as fine.
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