Here's a look at the memorial bench we're going to put up for my Dad. Mom got the memorial dollars totalled up, I finally got the wording right that all my family members could agree on, chose 5 possible locations for placement around the St. John's property to present in a proposal to the trustees. Amazingly, the church trustees were able to approve one of those spots in only 3 days, and we were free to move ahead with this project. I visited Bill at the memorial company yesterday, signed the agreement and gave him the deposit. Hopefully, before the end of September, this bench will be in place near the school where my Dad influenced so many lives for the past 50 years. Hopefully the people who sit on this bench and were Dad's students or worked with Dad will have some good stories and memories to share with each other or their own kids and grandkids.
Love you and miss you Dad! You can bet I'll take my turn sitting on this bench and remember some of the interesting and fun stories of having you for a teacher too!