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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

"My English teacher died in my bed."
     We were in a restaurant listening to my dad tell about the positive influence his 6th grade English teacher had had on his love of good writing, when I thought I misheard something he said.
     "What did you just say?" I asked my.
     "My English teacher died in my bed," he repeated.
      I looked at my brother and asked, "Did you know about this?"  With eyebrows slightly raised he simply shook his head no.  "What was she doing in your bed?" we asked.  My father explained that when he was in High School his 6th grade teacher became terminally ill.  She was single and lived alone.  My grandmother did not like the thought of anyone being sick and alone so my dad's teacher was invited to live her remaining days in my grandparent's home.  My dad gave his room to his former teacher and slept on a spare twin bed in his sibling's room.
     My brother and I both expressed surprise that we had never heard this story before.  My dad's response was that there was nothing really to tell, just normal living.  That in itself is telling - about my dad, his sibling and my grandparents.


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