I had a rough week a couple weeks back. I learned from my best friend that our highschool band director was killed in an accident. He was involved in an accident that also killed the bus driver, of the bus he was in, his wife, granddaughter, and a student teacher. This was really hard for me because I was 1800 miles away from where I felt I needed to be.
I was able to get a plane ticket and fly up to Wisconsin in time for the visitation and funeral. I am so glad that I was able to do this! I can say never pack for a last minute trip while crying, just trust me.
Who was G?
G was more than a band director, he was a mentor, and a friend. He really cared about his students and it showed. In highschool I had a friend commit suicide, needless to say I took that hard and didn't really go to class that day, except band. G could tell that something was wrong, so when he asked I told him. He comforted me, and during the day came and checked on me, I never for got that.
He blessed my life for knowing him, and he blessed many lives while he taught at Chippewa Falls Senior High. He will be truly missed, but he will live on in our hearts and memories. As my brother said, "He IS a great man!"
Please say a good thought for his family he and his wife left behind, and for the mother of their granddaughter who also died. This is a trying time for all of them, and I can never say I understand their pain or know how they feel. But, I can say I grieve with them and have them in my heart always. So G, we are FOREVER CARDINAL BOUND.
Peace out from the Bunny Hole.