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Life, and other things

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Sometimes the world works in mysterious ways. Things happen, and for the life of us, we can't figure out why. Why them? Why now? It just seems so unfair. On Saturday, one of the best persons I had the pleasure of knowing had a massive stroke, and a day later, she was gone.

This woman was more than just a good friend, she was one of the best teachers I ever had in high school, really shaped me into the person I am today. She wouldn't let you get away with anything in class without first publicly poking fun at you and then explain what you needed to know. I remember in class one time, a reference to the Diet of Worms was made, and being an idiot, said, "Wow, that'd be gross." She turned to me and said with a straight face: "Sam Dxxxx, have you ever heard the famous Mark Twain quote? The one that goes "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"? You sir, are a grade A fool. The thing is, I deserved it, and it was hysterical. She is the one who made me want to become a teacher.

It doesn't feel real yet, I talked to her Thursday about visiting her classroom and seeing her. She will be sorely missed. I just don't get life.

I never was a regular poster here, so I feel kind of awkward just kind of releasing this here, but I needed an outlet.


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Hey Farkas,

Sorry for your loss...thoughts/prayers en route....

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Teachers do put quite an impression on us, I believe. I know several of mine did, and I'll always appreciate it. Thanks for posting, Farkas.

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I had a teacher teach about that Diet... he was one of the better teachers i had, even though somehow a classmate some how got a single digit score on a multiple choice test.

thanks for posting.

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