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When I Am Dead

The Writings of George M. Teegarden

Raymond Luczak, Editor

Publication Year: 2007

George M. Teegarden (1852-1936) taught at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for 48 years, established the printing department, and also served as the first editor of the school’s magazine. Despite these significant contributions, his greatest gift to deaf people was his skill as a writer and poet who was deaf, as readers will discover in When I Am Dead: The Writings of George M. Teegarden. Editor Raymond Luczak selected Teegarden’s prose in When I Am Dead from several books, including Raindrop, and Stories, Old and New. Noting that these stories were never written for hearing readers, Luczak marvels at Teegarden’s ability to write English prose that the ASL-familiar reader would find incredibly easy to transliterate. By employing a rich blend of original stories and revisions of fables and myths, Teegarden taught his students the importance of improving their reading and writing skills to outfit them “for the battle of life.” He produced a body of work that Luczak characterizes as “a breath of fresh air: quick, painless, and usually told with a sense of wonder.” Luczak’s choice of poems came from Teegarden’s self-published volume Vagrant Verses, a summation of his affection for Gallaudet College, the Deaf community, and all deaf people. The eponymous poem “When I Am Dead” articulates concisely the beliefs that directed Teegarden’s life of service: “When I am dead, I hope to be Remembered—this is true— Not for my wit or vanities But what I did for you.”

Published by: Gallaudet University Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. iii-iv

Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-

Nearly all of the stories were culled from George Teegarden’s story collection Stories, Old and New, published by the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in 1896. Nearly all of the poems chosen for this volume are from Teegarden’s self-published...

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The Slimmest of Evidence

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pp. 1-16

In the death of George M. Teegarden at Columbia Hospital last Saturday night, Wilkinsburg [Pennsylvania] lost one of her most eminent citizens. A native of Jefferson, Greene County, Mr. Teegarden with his parents moved to Iowa when he was a child. As a public school...

Part One: Stories

Horned Toads

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pp. 19-

Gusky

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pp. 20-

A Kind Dog

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pp. 21-

Playing with Powder

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pp. 22-23

A Bad Cat

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pp. 24-

A Little Spartan

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pp. 25-

A Strange Accident

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pp. 26-

Dangerous Coasting

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pp. 27-

History Lessons

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pp. 29-

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

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pp. 31-34

A Ring of Ill-Omen

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pp. 35-

Benjamin Franklin

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pp. 36-38

Venice

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pp. 39-40

Memorial Address for Rev. John G. Brown, D. D.

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pp. 41-45

Aaron Burr’s Daughter

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pp. 46-

Life Lessons

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pp. 47-

The Fox

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pp. 49-

The Boy and His Stomach

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pp. 50-

The Lark and the Young Ones

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pp. 51-52

The Grateful Dog

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pp. 53-

Boys and Monkeys

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pp. 54-55

The Miller and His Donkey

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pp. 56-57

Two Kittens

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pp. 58-

Rudely Awakened

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pp. 59-

Borrowed Plumes

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pp. 60-

The Gentleman and the Banana Peel

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pp. 61-

Absent-Minded

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pp. 62-

Animal Stories

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pp. 63-

Molly and the Canary

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pp. 65-

Fight with an Owl

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pp. 66-

The Bird and the Snake

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pp. 67-

“Hiram’s Cow”

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pp. 68-

The Tiger’s Bath

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pp. 69-

A Huntress

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pp. 70-

The Stork and the Dog

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pp. 71-

The Lion and the Spaniel

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pp. 72-73

Saved by Sheep

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pp. 74-

Elenore and Nero

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pp. 75-76

The Monkey and the Sugar

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pp. 77-

The Toad, The Snake, and the Tramp

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pp. 78-

Retellings

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pp. 79-

Lady Jane of Lorn

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pp. 81-82

Echo

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pp. 83-84

Arachne

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pp. 85-86

Vanlander and Amilias

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pp. 87-88

The Lady of the Lawn

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pp. 89-

Issa

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pp. 90-91

People Stories

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pp. 93-

The Ugly Aunt

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pp. 95-96

The Maid of the Inn

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pp. 97-98

Three Little Ones and the Giants

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pp. 99-101

Yellow Hair and Blue Eyes

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pp. 102-

Dining-Room Talk

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pp. 103-105

Father Pumpkin

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pp. 106-108

The Youth and the Northwind

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pp. 109-110

Alice

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pp. 111-

Ginevra

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pp. 112-113

A Cuban Amazon

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pp. 114-

Four Brothers

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pp. 115-116

Uncle Sam

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pp. 117-119

Personal Notes

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pp. 121-

Missive to Alice (1912)

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pp. 123-

My Connection with and My Activities at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

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pp. 124-126

A Pleasant Summer Trip

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pp. 127-128

Part Two: Poems

On the Lakes

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pp. 131-132

Memories

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pp. 133-134

En Reverie

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pp. 135-

The Blue Jay

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pp. 136-

The Boy of Ten

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pp. 137-

Gallaudet College

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pp. 138-

As They Pass By

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pp. 139-

Kitty-Cat, Puss

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pp. 140-

Questionnaire

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pp. 141-142

Hallowe’en

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pp. 143-144

Anna Niblock Rankin

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pp. 145-

Busy Bees

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pp. 146-

The Workman

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pp. 147-148

Flowers of Spring

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pp. 149-

Our Alice (1906)

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pp. 150-151

Rhymes for a Party

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pp. 152-

Gotham

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pp. 153-

To the City Toiler

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pp. 154-

The Clovers

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pp. 155-

Song Silence

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pp. 156-

The “NAD”

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pp. 157-

On Leaving “The Birches”

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pp. 158-159

Spook-Night

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pp. 160-

Sir Robin’s Inspection

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pp. 161-

The Memory Window

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pp. 162-

When I Am Dead

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pp. 163-164

Sources

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pp. 165-

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About the Editor

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pp. 167-168

Raymond Luczak was born and raised in Ironwood, a small mining town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Number seven in a family of nine children, he lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at the age of seven months. After high school graduation, Luczak...


E-ISBN-13: 9781563683879
E-ISBN-10: 1563683873
Print-ISBN-13: 9781563683480
Print-ISBN-10: 1563683482

Page Count: 180
Publication Year: 2007

Series Title: Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series