I shared this picture not because he was running from Bigfoot, but because it shows what a great actor he is. Some day I’ll share the story of his debut acting career at MGM Studios! He’s a natural.
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I don’t write about my husband too often. I don’t want him to get a big head, you know. He has a great sense of humor and is a lot of fun to be around. That’s why he’s so well liked. He’s also tough because he’s a workaholic who doesn’t like to waste time. He taught for 32 years (retired 4 years ago and still subs because he misses the students so much).
When he first started subbing at the school I was still working in, my students came running to me and said, “our sub said you’re his mom”! I laughed and said, “no, he’s my grandpa!” I got plenty of funny looks because they were like “what”?!
He’s a much better teacher than I ever was. His brain works differently than mine. It never stops. He’s always trying to make things better. Trying to figure out a way to help students understand the way the world works. History is his area and I’d put him up against anyone else I know. Hate it when he’s not on my team playing Trivial Pursuit! He’s also good at math, just don’t ask him to spell for you.
Technology is not his friend. When education required us to use technology, that became a stumbling block. He often has trouble with the computer. I’ve decided that his body has some kind of magnetic force in it that has a detrimental effect on them. Still can’t get him to carry a cell phone.
Today he turned 60 years old. He doesn’t feel his age most of the time, although the aches and pains are there now that didn’t used to exist. We’ve been together almost 40 years, married for 35 this coming August. I can’t imagine life without him. He’s the most giving man I know and I feel so fortunate to call him my best friend! Love you more, Todd Yates! Happy Birthday!