Sleeping????

took this pic on way back from base 10 then he said im not sleeping just resting my eyes ya right

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Road trip, remembering Alan!

Justin is a classmates of Alan’s. Justin often talks about Alan. We went on a road trip over spring break and while my husband was unloading the car at our destination, he saw this on the window where Justin sits in the van. “Alan” written in finger prints on the...

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Race Cars

My son Jacob called Alan his “third best friend.” One day I found this drawing on the table and asked Jacob if he missed his friend. He somberly said “yeah.” I asked Jacob to tell me about the drawing, to which he replied, “It’s me and Alan playing race cars, ‘cuz we...

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Sweet Alan

Alan knew me as Miss Josie, I helped out in his first grade classroom. From the first time I met Alan, I knew he was special. He was always smiling, and I loved his glasses and his sweet little freckles. I find it hard to put Alan into words, he was just so unique,...

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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 his...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The cleaning machine

The machine I clean the cafe floor with was sitting in the cafe and Alan loved turning that key and turning it on. There is a few buttons to push as well. I let him push those buttons and he was so proud as he was able to do it. So once after his lunch last year I let...

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Clowning Around

So I don’t like clowns and most of the kids in Alan’s grade love teasing me about it. Alan included. One day he came up to me and said something to the effect “ I know you don’t like clowns, so I’m just teasing you about liking clowns” after I teased him back for a...

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