Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of speaking to History classes at Glenbrook South H.S. in Glenview, IL. (Tom, if you read this your pictures have added so much to my presentation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to use them. ) It was the first time I'd been back in the classroom in 2 years because of the pandemic. I was so excited to speak to the kids. Actually, I had an adrenaline rush that I've never experienced before. I asked God to use me to touch someone's heart with my story. The classes went great and as always, the kids were amazing. When I got home, I had an email from one of the teachers whose class I'd spoken to. I'm including it below.
I had this in my 'inbox' when I got home.
Hello, I just want to say how amazing and impactful it was to have Mr. Haisley tell his story in class today. It has made a life-long impression on me and I am truly grateful for this experience! I am so happy he was able to do this and thank you so much!
This email got me to thinking, which can be pretty dangerous at times. ;-) Each of us has a story and is unique. Mine is no more special than anyone else's. That being said, I'm issuing a challenge. Memorial Day is just a few weeks away. I'm challenging you to share your story about LZ Margo with someone you don't know or someone close who's never heard it. Very simple and not complicated. There won't be a test on this, but I'm asking you to post what happened when you shared your story. If you post something, you get a free can of ham and motherf@%#*ers. Just kidding!!!!!
Let's see how many people are successful by Memorial Day.