June 5, 2023
|I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks
to an old friend who caught my arm as I
struggled to my feet Saturday for the Bonners
Ferry High School Band's excellent rendition
of the National Anthem at the Class of 2023
He stood just behind me
and to my left, and I was unable to see him as
I was focusing on staying upright and facing
the flag, hand over heart, until the last note
He stood with me, holding his
left hand over his heart. I said "thank you,"
but it wasn't until I was back in my chair and
able to turn as he was walking away that I
recognized that it was Jimmy Ball who helped
me remain upright.
I am truly grateful.
||Connie Fleck photo