Thursday, June 26, 2014

Helicopter Rides

I'm still doing the bachelor thing this week with my daughter, Melody, on "vacation" with her grandparents, so I decided to go out for dinner at Eggspectation.  I love a good breakfast for dinner.  Anyway, since I was by myself, I took along an old journal to read through while I ate.  While paging through it, I came across these pictures of our trip to the Great Smokies down in Tennessee, and this helicopter ride we took.  What a great memory!  We had a really fun time on this trip, and I love that they allowed Melody to ride up front in the helicopter.  She was really excited, and you can see that excitement on her face.


I stopped by Reservoir High School on my way home to sit in the "Serenity Garden".  The Garden is the actual location where my wonderful wife, Teresa, left this life.  The Garden is looking a little ragged.  It could use a little bit of sprucing up.  The company that put the Garden in is supposed to continue to care take it, but it looks like it needs some help.  I hope that it isn't forgotten.

I feel fortunate that I'm able to go to a location and be reminded of the impact Teresa had on so many people.  It does make me sad that all of the students who attend the school have no idea who Teresa Shirlen Freed was.  She was an outstanding teacher.  She taught 9th grade English and public speaking.  She was very popular with the students.  She was the winner of the Sally Mae First Year Teacher award in her first year as a teacher.  She was pretty awesome.

Have a great evening, everyone!

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