Re "Obituary: Henry Teichert, scion of historic Northern California family" (Page A1, Oct. 17): Henry Teichert had a very wide range of interests including education.
In 1958, Henry heard a lecture about Waldorf Education. He was intrigued and helped to establish a kindergarten in September, 1959. The Teicherts enrolled one of their sons in the fledgling school. He bought a residential property on Fair Oaks Boulevard in Sacramento, and leased it back to the school for $1 a year.
Henry decided that a school should have a flagpole, so he put up one himself. How ironic it is to imagine that the president of such a huge construction company would put sacks of concrete mix, a shovel and a wheelbarrow in the back of his pickup truck and drive it down to the school and complete the work by hand. Because of his efforts the school survived and thrived.
-- Mark Murray, Loomis