My youngest brother is in California,
not considered a “road trip”
but a plane trip to visit his
stepson and his wife (DIL)
and his grandson.
My road trips were in Ohio,
while his is another exciting~
literally and figuratively,
Cross country adventure!
I have mentioned a few times
going with Rich, carrying spare
pairs of shoes, water bottles to pass
while focusing on certain points on
marathons like the one he ran in
Bettendorf, Iowa across land, bridge
to island and back to land.
This race he will run tomorrow, the
Big Sur Marathon,
I just learned, so am adding it as
a “spur of the moment” post.
You have “met” my artist brother
now here is my teacher/professor/
runner and once Congress hopeful,
always politically in tune with the
underdogs, which made me proud.
Taught approximately 20 years
in inner city Cleveland, Ohio, as
a learning disability “center teacher”
who respected his students and their
parents by greeting with handshakes
every morning and at conferences.
Our four years of meeting at my alma
mater BGSU, while he was interim
professor for Master’s degree students
and also, taking Skyler to
author (sometimes illustrator)
family conferences there,
led to my meeting
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
and Steven Kroll.
We ate dinner with them, while
learning firsthand, how they became
motivated discovered and published.
Rich has two books in rough draft
form of teaching math and reading
to children with special learning needs.
I found it fascinating that he was
invited to visit in Israel, both sides
of the cultural and political gap,
staying in homes of professors there.
My best and most fun times spent
with brother Rich, have been
sharing my 3 children with his 3
stepchildren and his lovely wife,
Susan, who is my only “real sister.”
Wishing Richard M. Oldrieve
a wonderful and successful run,
out there in the sunshine and surf
magical land of California.
Win the race in master’s
category and be safe!
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