Whirlwind of things I can share. This is the last day (2nd weekend Thur-Sun) of the World Famous Coachella Music Fest. The Polo grounds Site is 5 miles up the street from my home! 99,000 attendees each and every day. Incredible Sounds, ambiance, celebrities, Pyro, Sunshine. The demographics may be a bit different from my WikiTree friends.
Our city shifts gears to 70,000 visitors this coming week for Stagecoach Music Fest. The 3 weekends together we will have local spending of $403 MILLION and exhaustion, If You Build It They Will Come.
Last weekend I did a 3000 mile trip to NYC area and took photos of the gravestone of my Ormond grandparents and Wyatt GGPs. All in the same plot. And other gravestones that I can do research on. Generally 1st and 2nd gen Irish immigrants.
GGF Wyatt had historic lineage, he was born 1842 in Paddington, London,. married a Murphy born in NY of Irish immigrants. I had only been to that cemetery once before many decades ago. So I enjoyed the sunny Spring day and pleased I made the time.
DNA and family counts for a certain amount of what our lives become. Mentors and Teachers are really a big additional piece.
My home town Last Night Celebrated the Contributions of My most inspiring teacher. High School Chemistry 1959-60. He is 80+ now, retired and revered by thousands after his 40+ years of teaching. I had the privilege of being in his very first HS class he taught starting his career.
Dick Ebeling performed miracles connecting with all the 17 year olds, challenging us to levels of learning, confidence and ambitions we didn’t know about until we spent the year with him. .
Our master of ceremonies yesterday was my best childhood friend who became an Admiral (after his Nuclear Sub Commands). our HS teacher, frequently attended the changes in command of my friend Bill. or key events in others lives. This reflected his passion to stay close in the very best sense, showing us by his examples, and sharing lessons with incoming students.
Out of our class of 59-60, came not only the Admiral, but artists, executives, inventors, lawyers, health professionals, engineers, teachers, everyday citizens, and myself a confidant Chemical Engineer from MIT.
Thanks for listening, That's my tribute to an Exceptional Man