Parents Write Excuse Notes?

Every school nurse must have a collection of questionably authentic notes from home. I saved a few over the 40 years since my days at MPLS and they still bring me laughter. I will provide translation as needed. As I look at each note, I picture the child standing at my desk, their faces filled with guilt and hope!

The above was signed , “ love, (her mother’s name)”

Translation: “Please excuse ……from chewing gum her doctor said it’s better if you chew speramint or cimmon gum if you have a cold. From (her mother)

Finally…a favorite. I guess Mom was having trouble spelling “sc/krewed” in describing the injury.



Published by Susan Flemr

Retired former nurse and former Lutheran pastor. Happily living with her husband of 53 years in Des Moines Iowa. Two married sons and their beautiful families in Nichols, IA and Colorado Springs, CO.

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