Sandra Bellew, who is 87 years old, was a crossing guard for the Independence School District in Missouri for almost 55 years, making sure that kids were safe. Now, she is leaving after helping many generations of people cross the street safely for 50 years. Her students were sad to see her go and said goodbye to her with love.
Sandra worked as a crossing guard for the first time in 1968. She didn’t make a lot of money at the job, but she loved it very much. She has worked there for so long that she has helped the grandchildren of past students cross the street. Sandra even said that she was “planning on going until I couldn’t walk.”
Students gave her a sweet goodbye to honour her retirement and the many years she spent helping children. The kids made a hand-drawn sign for Sandra that said “Happy Retirement!” and “We will miss you, Ms. Sandra.” On the sign, many children wrote personal words for Sandra and put flowers and hugs next to them.
Zooey Deschanel’s new look surprised everyone, and fans say she’s “unrecognisable.”” “”The kids kept telling me how much they’ll miss me,” Sandra said. “Of course, some of them cried, and it helped me feel better in a way to know that they cared and would miss me.”
Sandra can be heard telling a student, “I’m going to miss you,” and the student can be heard replying, “I’m going to miss you, too.’
After retirement, Sandra plans on keeping herself busy. Sandra said, “I’m just going to go swimming, do water aerobics, and exercise to keep myself and my legs strong so I can keep going.” Regarding her goodbye, she felt very grateful and said, “It was a happy feeling, and they all had such smiles on their faces.”
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