Monday, April 13, 2015

Honor where Honor is Due

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

I had a rare privilege over the weekend.

I got to attend a 90th birthday celebration for someone who's been an example and inspiration for untold numbers of folks.

A purple-heart WW2 vet, he was a high school chemistry and math teacher for decades.  He and his wife (who, after their 4 kids were all in school, became a biology teacher) were senior class sponsors year after year, until their retirement from teaching in 1982.

He was part of an award-winning barbershop quartet back in the day, and still sings in the church choir every Sunday.

From California, Alabama and Pennsylvania his kids and their families trekked in and congregated in the party room of his favorite restaurant.

He didn't know anything about it until he walked in and saw everyone.

My Sweet Babboo posted a little item on the town's 'You grew up in..' facebook page.  Comment after comment appeared on the post as former students left memories and good wishes.

It was totally worth the 26 hours we spent on the road over the course of 4 days.  What a blessing to be part of the legacy.

Happy 90th Birthday to my Father-In-Law.  He is loved by many.

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