Miss Opal. Force of nature.

I typed those words as a placeholder to come back to later. Then I realized I couldn’t improve on them.

Opal Lee has been changing lives almost all of her nearly 93 years. Though most people know her now as a Fort Worth community activist, Miss Opal started her career nearly seventy years ago as a 3rd grade teacher. That’s why I wanted to have her as a guest on “Dusty Attics”. To hear from someone with experience and perspective.

I wasn’t disappointed. I don’t think you will be, either.

So, that’s why I decided to make this particular episode the final installment of “Dusty Attics” on 98.7 KLUV. I simply don’t think I can top it. What Miss Opal has to say is what our present world desperately needs to hear. If you’re a teacher beginning a new school year, or know of one, you may find it particularly inspirational. But even if you’re not, I think you’ll find yourself refreshed – and your hope renewed.

With her favorite songs and the stories behind them, here’s Miss Opal Lee.

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Miss Opal’s biography
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