Today, as we wrap up the month of July together, I would like to tell you about a terrific lady named Carol Kurchena. For years, she worked at South Fayette Elementary School … and she was one of the teachers there whenever I went to that school. I may have had her for a class or two back in the ’90s. I bumped into her in September of 2016 whenever I went to the Iron Creek Bar and Grille with my relatives … and, just a few days ago, I bumped into her at Bridgeville Giant Eagle … and I snapped a selfie with her. You can see it below this blog post.
Over the years, I have been able to bump into some very interesting people whenever I would go to various places in the Pittsburgh area … and, last Wednesday, I was able to bump into two people while I was at Kohl’s. At around 10:00 a.m. on April 18th, I went to the Kohl’s store in Robinson Township … and, while I was there, I bumped into two people. Those people are Sharon Hohn and Charlene Josey. I did snap selfies whenever I bumped into these people … and those photos will appear below this blog post. I guess you could say I got “two for the price of one” that day. (No pun intended.)
You just never know who you will bump into whenever you go somewhere!
A few weeks ago, while I was at the Bob Evans restaurant in Bridgeville, I bumped into a teacher that I had not seen in over 10 years. Well, yesterday, while I was at Colussy Chevrolet in Bridgeville, I bumped into a teacher that I had not seen since at least the late ’90s. He was actually one of my teachers at South Fayette Middle School. In fact, some of my relatives had him while they were in school as well. Two of those people are regular followers of my blog. That teacher’s name is John Petersavage, who is also known as “Mr. Pete” to his students and some of his fellow teachers and workers.
It’s always exciting whenever I get to bump into people at various places in and around the Pittsburgh area. You never know who I might be bumping into next. It might be someone that I hadn’t seen since … the 1980s.
In the first part of this two-part blog post, I told you about a person who became one of my Facebook friends on August 24, 2014, which is also the day that I started this blog. Well, today, in the second part of this two-part blog post, I’d like to tell you about a teacher who became one of my friends on LinkedIn on August 24, 2014.
Now, I didn’t have this teacher for any of my classes while I was at South Fayette High School in the 2000s, but I would sometimes see this person whenever I would walk around the high school. The person’s name is Joseph Silhanek. We became friends on LinkedIn on August 24, 2014.
Thank you for checking out my two-part blog post on my blog this week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. I will give you guys some more interesting blog posts, beginning next week. Enjoy your day!
Yesterday morning, at around 10:30, I went to Bob Evans with a few of my relatives. As I was leaving the restaurant, I was walking past the restaurant’s side door … and, as I was peaking through that door, someone was standing in there. I was a little bit stunned whenever this occurred. Then I would open up the door … and I would see one of my old teachers, who was standing near that door. I had not seen this person since I left South Fayette High School as a student back in the summer of 2007. I may have seen a photo of this person online from time to time, but I had not seen this person in person since 2007. We were able to talk for a few minutes yesterday morning. Now, let me tell you who that person was. The person’s name is … Victor Iagnemma.
Back in January of 2007, I went to school as I always did … and while I was there back on January 23, 2007, a rare event occurred.
I had three – yes, three – substitute teachers in one day.
Sometimes, I would have one or two substitute teachers in one day before this moment occurred.
I will remember that day for a long time.
This week, I will be putting my three rejected features to use in my blog posts. Those rejected features are “Joseph’s Dream,” “Joseph’s Two Cents” and “What Is Joseph Eating?”
Then, on May 31st, I will ask you guys which one of my new features I will be adding to my blog. I will add the new regular feature to my blog in July.
Today, I’m going to use one of my rejected features in a blog post … and that rejected feature is “Joseph’s Dream.” In this dream, I am being taught my one of my old teachers … and she taught me some things while I was in the sixth grade back in the late ’90s. Also, some of my classmates were in the classroom with me. The teacher’s name was Tammy Guy. Whenever she taught the class, she would almost always do it with a smile on her face. It was a rather interesting dream, in my opinion.
Later this week, I’m going to use another one of my rejected features in a blog post … and that feature is “Joseph’s Two Cents.”
In the fall of 2000, I became a high school student for the first time ever. By then, I would begin to wake up very early on a regular basis. Also, when I became a high school student more than 15 years ago, I met an exciting teacher for the first time. She would become one of the best teachers that I have ever had. Her name is Mrs. Anne Marie Birchok. She would teach me various things for the next seven years. We are still great friends, to this day. She was (and still is) a terrific teacher. She has inspired me to become the person that I am today.