MIAGD: Someone made it a great day for me! Thank you, Chloe Bright!

MIAGD: Make it a great day!

The rain began at 10:00 AM, Wednesday morning, and has barely let up these past 28 hours, bringing grey skies, strong winds, and an all-around crappy feeling to everything.

This morning, from my second story bedroom window, I saw the rushing river in the high school’s parking lot rounding the corner onto Shroyer Road, in front of my house, stampeding north and downward.

I returned to my bed with research and an eventual nap.

I woke and saw it was only 11:45 AM.  Ooops!  I had set back all my clocks Saturday night thinking it was the weekend we did.  It’s this coming Sunday morning.  I didn’t feel like resetting all my clocks, and since I only taught Sunday, with the remainder of the week off, I only reset my study clocks.  So, it was actually 12:45 PM.

I sauntered downstairs with The Quartet racing behind me and realized I had not brought in the previous day’s mail.  In front of my door was a box, addressed from a dear school friend and neighbor, Stephanie Hofer Bright, whom I’ve known 48 years.


What a surprise!  Although I’ve never met Stephanie’s daughter, Chloe, a high school freshman at Elwood High School and is a percussionist in the band and marching band.  Chloe recently took a great trip to Washington DC with classmates and I eagerly followed her adventures via her Facebook posts.

In the box: a beautiful mug from The White House Historical Association, one of my favorite organizations (which I do not believe she knows) and a booklet on President Abraham Lincoln’s quotes! The mug is absolutely stunning with blue and gold with all the presidents listed.


This was the best surprise and such an uplifting, extremely thoughtful gift from such a lovely young lady!

And, kudos to her mother, Stephanie, for raising such a thoughtful, sweet daughter!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Chloe Bright!  I absolutely love these gifts! And, thank you for making it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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