Flying Frogs

I am going to miss Alan so much…his big smile, his big heart, his presence at Columbus Elementary. During book check out he would always magically appear next to me behind the check out desk. And often times he would be the last student to leave the library with...
Never Give Up a Good Photo Op

Never Give Up a Good Photo Op

Here I am, the mother of the bride. I was the last minute photographer my daughters wedding.  My Dad had also made Ellie and Alans wedding cakes.  I had not yet taken the cut the cake shots, and I spied the cutest little boy checking out the cake. What can I say?  I...

Paws Tickets

So they give out paws tickets for good behavior. Well I would give Alan one or two everyday for helping me with trash. One day I didn’t see Alan at the normal trash time. I looked around and there he was fixing all the lunch trays that the kids put in the dish window...

Shimmy Jimmy

One of the other second graders boy likes to dance and shake his body at lunch so I called him shimmy jimmy. Well Alan caught wind of this and walked up to me about 2 months ago and said I can shimmy better then shimmy jimmy. And he started dancing and moving around...

Fixing the drinking fountain

My last story for today. I was working on fixing a drinking fountain last year. I saw two shoes standing by me. I looked up and it was Alan. After he asked me all about what I was doing he just stood there watching me. So I said hey can you hold this screwdriver for...