Monday, April 23, 2012

Story Of The Day: 39 Years Later

What a great piece from The Oregonian.

21 April 2012
By Tom Hallman, Jr.

When he was 12 years old, the boy did something he only later realized probably hurt his seventh-grade teacher. It was minor -- he was, after all, a kid -- but in time, when he was older and wiser, he wanted to find this teacher and apologize.

But the teacher seemed to have vanished. Over the decades, the man occasionally turned to the Internet, typing the teacher's name into the search box. He never found anything. He never quit looking. A few months ago -- by now nearly 39 years after this happened -- he got a hit.

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  1. I really love this story. It's never too late to make amends, and not doing the right thing is often something we regret forever.

  2. Wow, very cool; thanks for sharing, Cary.

  3. This is such a wonderful story. Healing is a good thing.

  4. I love it when you get the chance to make it right!

  5. Storytelling is an art. Brilliantly crafted with an elegance in the language that is rare in newspapers, this story is a benchmark of how human-interest features should be written. More often, these stories are done with a maudlin sentimentality that discredits the message itself. My hat is off to all three of these gentlemen.

  6. What a powerful lesson for all of us. Make it right before it's too late. Thanks for posting it.

  7. I've tried to two days to get the link to open so I could read the whole must be very popular :(



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