Sam and Lissa's Blog 5-28
There are stories in life that make you so darn sad.
Like the one from this weekend in Isle Vista. If we could only go back in time on that one
And re-do all the mistakes that were made pertaining to 22 year old Eliot Rodger.
But that’s a whole different matter.
I was about to say there are stories in life that also make you happy.
And the one we shared this morning about 99 year old Jessie White of Belfast, Maine is among the best…
Guarantees a smile!!
She went to Beal College in 1939…and studied- what else- stenography and bookkeeping.
She took all the classes but didn’t get her degree because she couldn’t afford the $5 transcript/diploma fee.
So this year, she was chatting with a friend……telling the story of how she regretted not getting her diploma. So that friend called the current president of Beal College….Allen Stehle….and he took care of it.
He paid the $5 fee himself…and then hosted a special graduation ceremony for Jessie…to give her a diploma.
75 years later…she got it!!!
Like I said there are stories in life that make you happy and make you smile.
Sadly though they often get overshadowed by those “other stories”…the Eliot Rodgers of the world.