Monday, July 4, 2016

Goodbye Wendy

      A few days ago a friend, colleague and neighbor passed away very suddenly at home. What a shock!

      Wendy lived about seven houses away from me. I live on a corner and she drove around my cor
ner several times a day. I noticed her  many years ago because she took my corner like an Indy 500 driver.

      After a few years I found out she was a teacher. A few more years and I met her. Her sons attended my school. 

      Over the years we both were involved in professional development. That's when you really get to know who a  person is. 

    Since Wendy was in administration she worked on policy and regulations and putting those things into effect.

    Now here's where I really got to like Wendy. Like speeding around my corner, Wendy could cheerfully break or bend the rules. There are many situations with kids, that if you can be flexible things work much better. Wendy excelled at being flexible. With teachers Wendy could be flexible and make things work. She got much more mileage by bending a few rules.

    I will never meet a more cheerful person who had a knack of making things work. 

    Where ever you are Wendy, I hope you can still bend the rules.



    

37 comments:

  1. She sounds like a neat person, my sympathy :(

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    1. Neat is a good way to describe her.

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  2. awww. i'm sorry for your sudden loss and for all who knew and loved her.

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  3. It is very hard to see a person like her. Prayers for her...

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  4. A sad loss such a nice person. I like your expression how she took the corners.

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    1. Being so sudden it wa a shock.

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  6. Oh, it is so hard to lose a friend and great person suddenly. My condolences to you and her family Red.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your loss, Red. She sounds like she was a wonderful person and neighbor. :-(

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    1. She was somebody who was always upbeat.

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  8. I'm so sorry about your neighbour and friend. She sounds like a lovely person.

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    1. She was full o0f energy all day.

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  9. So sorry for the loss of your friend and neighbor. She sounds like a wonderful person.

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    1. she also had an interest in fine arts by being active in theater productions.

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  10. A nice tribute to a friend and colleague. The world needs more Wendys.

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    1. Exactly right. We need lots of Wendys.

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  11. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, Red.

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  12. Sorry for your loss Red - I am sure right now she is bending some rules up above and carrying on driving like she is the Indy Top Driver. Take care buddy.

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    1. She was always full of energy.

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  13. My Deepest Sympathy Red with the passing of your friend and sweet neighbor.
    Thoughts and prayers continued .

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    1. Thank you. She lived a very active life.

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  14. What a nice tribute. The world of education was lucky to have Wendy in their midst.

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  15. Sounds like the type of person that everyone at the school will miss...

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    1. She was liked by all. She had been retired for about ten years.

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  16. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. She is the kind of person that we all would like to know better and the kind of person the school system (and all systems working with young people) need more of. May she be happy wherever she is.

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  17. Wendy sounds like she was an interesting person to know. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  18. My kind of administrator. I was fortunate to have a high school principal like that for many. He brought out the best in everybody...:)

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss! What a lovely way to celebrate her life, though.

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  20. Hey God! Those angel wings don't suit me - how about a hoverboard instead? Farewell Wendy.

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