I'm just weird that way...

Sometimes the seemingly random firing of my brain synapses come up with an idea that surprises me. Today? I was sitting in my place of deep thought (a.k.a. The Bathroom) and my thought train derailed with this:

Tyler John and Max. TJ and Max. TJMax. OMG! Was I thinking of the retail chain somewhere in my subconscious when I named my boys?! Nah. I never shop there...

See. Told you I was weird.

So, shifting gears... I experienced an extra special convergence of the Scalzi Law of Internet Invocation last week. Apparently some ex-students of a former teacher of mine were conducting an internet search to try and locate the aforementioned teacher (something about a reunion invite) and they came across my blog entry from a few years ago.

When they finally located my former teacher, they also remembered my blog post and decided to send him a copy. They let me know via a comment on a recent post (to my shock). Then I got a comment from my former teacher with his email address (to my even greater shock). So I sent him an email. Today I got the nicest email in reply. Turns out my former teacher liked my post about him so much that he read it to his kids and grand-kids over Thanksgiving. How about that! Not only does HE know how much I appreciated him, but now his family does too. It doesn't get much more special than that.

Hi Mr. Maxwell! I just hope my kids have a teacher some day as wonderful as you were. Keep in touch.

Comments

BosieLadie said…
Wow! That's pretty darn special having a former teacher read your post on how you appreciated him, to his family on Thanksgiving. Wow!
Donna H said…
There aren't enough Mr. Maxwells in the world. I am glad he knows how special he was to his students. I had a teacher like him too (Mr. Neil O'Dougherty) for HS english class. Teachers like them change the world one student at a time. Their energy and love for teaching is contagious and makes the most "boring" material suddenly come alive. It's a true gift that is rare and grossly UNDER PAID:)
Anonymous said…
How cool is that about your teacher! Everyone should have that experience of having one really special teacher. My daughter had a wonderful teacher taht she has remained in touch with over the past 5-6 years.

Monica

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