On the first day of October, a student from a nearby school was hit by a truck as he crossed the street, I'm unaware as to whether or not he is dead or not. At another school, not to far off, four students were in a car crash, two died, two are currently in critical condition. I don't know what caused the crash. At my school, our football coach died. He had a tear in his heart 7 cm long and an aneurysm in his heart.
While I don't know much for the story for the students, my coach told his son, who was also a football coach, that he was feeling funny, so they had him lay down. When it didn't get better they called the squad and ultimately had him life flighted to the capital two hours away. He died at 5 a.m. Friday morning.
I didn't know Coach personally, I'm pretty sure I'd never even met the guy, but my mom knew him and his wife, having gone to school with them both. I knew tow of his sons. One graduated last year, and the other, who I previously mentioned, was the football coach as well as my Algebra 1 teacher. He's a good man, I never had much of a problem with his teaching even though I could never comprehend the subject if my life depended on it. He in total had 5 kids, 4 boys 1 girl, the girl whom had just gotten married this year.
In honor of Coach, my school is letting us go to the funeral tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30. I say letting, not to make it seem like they wouldn't anyhow, but my school is literally shutting down classes during those times. If you want to go then you are free to go, if not then it's study hall or a movie in the auditorium. I'm not sure if I want to go. I'm pretty sure that after seeing the viewing I'm not gonna make it through without crying.
The viewing was unbelievable. Coach was part of one of the biggest, if not the
biggest family in my area. His entire family had an impact, they all knew everyone and everyone seemed to know them one way or the other, and most likely were related.The line was out the door, it took us two hours to get through but while I was there the football team came in.
I swear, I've never seen a room go from polite chatter to solemn silence faster. Those boys walked in and formed a line to his wife and him and one by one they each said their goodbyes to their coach and mentor and friend. Players that I honestly thought didn't have much in the line of emotions past just being an ass began crying. Kids I've grown up with and ones I hardly knew, it was hard to see. After they hugged and gave their condolences to the family, they circled around the casket and gave one last cadet call with him. 1, 2, 3, CADETS.
His wife talked to them all like coach would've. telling them to play hard and be strong and that he would always have her watch the replays with him and he'd point out one play and how great that was and would rewatch it. And then as quietly as they came in they left, teary eyed and with a heavy heart.
When I got to my teacher, my mom said hi and gave her condolences first. He talked in a small voice, smaller than I thought was possible. I knew that it was taking all he had in him to keep it together, that if he said anything past "Hi" or "Thanks for coming" that he'd lose it. It broke my heart to see him like that.
And then I left. I left and cried on the way home.
Now that I have told you about the depressing side of this month. I'm going to share with you this video because the dance is genius. [link]
THOSE HEELIES THO
By the way, I'm sorry for the lack of art, I wish I could draw more but school just has sucked everything out of me. It's ridiculous, but I plan to get some sort of decent art out for you all to see soon! (Hopefully) Comment some ideas down below too, I need inspiration!
Also it's cooler now which makes me SO HAPPY! This is the bestest time of year. It's tied with Christmas and I love Christmas time.
That's about it for me at the moment, I can't think of a whole lot more. School has been rough as always, but I'm pulling!
OH and I made a tumblr finally caticorn61.tumblr.com/
You all can ask me whatever there, or leave weird asks I don't care. XD
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Toodaloo til the next time!