From there to here
Jim Marble taught me to pound a nail in a board without splitting the wood.
Saul Horowicz demonstrated a zeel for honesty that Iíll never forget.
By eliminating my fear of grammar Helen Pfisner ignited my passion for writing.
Commander Black Jack Andrews leadership qualities set the standard for my life.
Ed Hubbardís self confidence has been a beacon light in my moments of self doubt.
Wes Brett let me see that elegance doesnít have to be glitzy.
Ed Weeks proved that there is power in humility.
Eugenia Zestompowski lived every moment with a zest for life.
Rich and Lynn Hodges goodness is enduring
Roy Carter set me on a life long pilgrimage of self discovery.
Jake Livengood showed me how to live for others even as he himself was dying.
Bob Ellis passion for art rubbed off.
Art Cacciolaís community spirit is alive and well.
Suzanne Horton took away all of my options to remain computer illiterate.
Patti Souder shows me great respect.
Carol Sweeney displays that people with power can also be people with heart.
Jim May lives each moment with passion for what ever it is that he is doing.
Terri Tiffany is showing me how to end run on sentences.
Dr. Floyd Barakman opened up the scriptures in a new and living way.
Midge Kishpaugh displayed the power of simple faith.
Marion Miner didnít seem to notice my short comings.
Donnie Goodrich demonstrated the art of good natured pranks.
My mother lived a life of gentle diplomacy and unconditional love.
My dad taught me how to be a man.
My wife made me feel loveable.
Iím not sure which words I learned to read from which person. I do remember that Arnie Saughter opened up the wonderful world of words for me. Throwing a baseball came naturally. It was Bill Lawrence that insisted that I learned to catch that baseball going away.
I am who I am today because my world has been full of good teachers. I learned to play pinochle by watching. I learned to count from someone that took the time to teach me. Some of my favorite teachers habituated the school rooms of my life others the classrooms of daily living. Some taught me the things I needed to know. Others displayed the character traits I needed to embrace. Some insisted, while others persisted. My guess is that none of these people will recall the precise moment(s) that they improved my life. I love each of them and the thousands of other teachers that have imprinted themselves on the fabric of my life.
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