Tommy Phelps tried and ultimately failed. His emotions just would not stay in check as he spoke eloquently about retiring-Superintendent Ed Grisham Monday night at Thomson High School.
It's easy to understand why Mr. Phelps and many of those gathered to honor retiring administrators and teachers were so emotional. They were bidding farewell to people with centuries of combined experience in local school, educators who have made generations strive to achieve greatness in and out of the classroom.
These teachers and administrators will certainly leave a void, but they've done a wonderful job in preparing our school system to move forward.
Still, saying goodbye is never easy. And saying simply, "Thank you" to them will never be enough. Instead, those of us who are products of their classrooms and leadership should live as examples of their legacy. That's the best way to thank them for their work.