Monday, October 2nd the entire school will be traveling to the Flynn Theater for the performance of My Father’s Dragon. ALL STUDENTS Must be at school no later than 7:45. The bus will leave promptly at 8:00 a.m.
To all of my Franklin Family,
On behalf of myself and the Stinehour/Hakey families, I want to express heartfelt appreciation for all that you have done to help us get through these first days of what seems like just an unbearable loss. I will never be able to find the words that can adequately express the depth of our gratitude. There are so many people to thank for so many things. Thank you for sending all of the supplies and so much food (including my “special” items like the gum, yogurt, peppermint patties, and dog treats) that you knew would be needed including even the extra plug-in cooler! Having all of those different paper products and so many different kinds of food was such a huge help with so many people in the house and coming by. Norm would have really enjoyed having all this great food–especially the desserts! Thank you for all of the thoughtful cards with personal notes, phone calls, messages, and visits that have brought hope and some peace. Thank you for the flowers that were perfect colors and such pretty arrangements. When I walked into the room for the calling hours, everything just looked so beautiful. Thank you for coming to the calling hours. It was truly such a gift to have so many of you there. I was completely overwhelmed and more touched than I could ever say. I have always felt that Franklin was my home, too and so honored to be there, but never more so than these last days. My “home” family was amazed at the number of people (and really could not believe it when the Franklin Fire Dept. came on the bus–which meant so much to me!) and have mentioned repeatedly how much of a comfort the calling hours were to them. I was sorry I had to rush through with people, as I would have liked to have talked more to each and every person, since it meant so much that you took the time to come. Thank you for coming to the service, and to the Franklin staff for knowing that I would want you to get back to school ! When I could not be at school, knowing that you were making sure things ran smoothly gave me a peace of mind that I so needed. I have always known what a great team we are but you proved it yet again. You knew what needed to be done and just did it. I also appreciated that people understood that I wanted to be back at school this week and needed it to be “normal”. I have felt such pride in sharing with my “home” family all that my school family has done and continue to do. Just last night I let some of them know about the maple tree being planted in Norm’s memory in the school yard. This was such a perfect gesture, as one of his wishes is to have a maple tree planted on our property where his ashes will be. Now, whether I’m home in Fairfax or in Franklin, I can look out and see the maple trees he loved. I’m sure that I am forgetting things, and not saying things well, but I needed you all to know now how much what you have done has meant. My life is never going to be the same, and there are going to be a lot of tough days and times ahead, but your support has helped me to get through this so far and will continue to. It’s strange to feel so sad and so fortunate at the same time. This is the worst thing that could ever happen to me and yet I feel so blessed. I always wondered how Lou Gehrig could say he was “the luckiest man on the face of this earth”, when he was being honored by the Yankees after retiring due to illness and knowing that he was dying. I understand it better now. Thank you with all of my heart. Love, J
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