With two weeks to go, we are winding up the year at school. Dave and I and the staff took the kids to the bear farm this Friday. The money was donated to us via a fundraiser in the memory of my dear friend and para-professional Dan Rowley.
We had a wonderful time with the kids. The bear ranch is a rescue center when cubs are found abandoned here in the UP. There are bears from very young to full grown OMG I hope I never meet you in the woods big.
Dan is now a living legend for those of us who knew him. Cheers, baby to one of the coolest, orneriest Santas that ever made magic happen. The kids have given him his own shrine, right smack dab in the middle of the American flag. He loved the pledge of the allegiance, and that is how they honor him.
We miss you, Dan. And Luke wants you to know you're still old.