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A rosy retirement

Teacher gets week-long floral send-off

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Melanie Fry looks at the flowers she received Friday from former students. The flowers were just a few of the more than 200 Mrs. Fry has received since Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | CARRIE ELLINGTON)

When Melanie Fry walked into her kindergarten classroom Monday afternoon, she had no idea why there were boxes of roses on her desk.

“There were so many I thought they were for my students!” she said Friday on the last day of school.

But, the flowers were all for her, to help celebrate the end of her 35-year teaching career at Indian Lake Schools.

The flowers were the idea of her daughter-in-law, Kyra Miller Fry, who started a Facebook campaign for former students to send single stemmed flowers to Mrs. Fry in her last week at the elementary.

The flowers came pouring in.

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