It has been nearly 2 weeks now since my high school teacher has passed away and been avoiding this post for the past week and a half since finding out about him passing away as I needed time and still need time to deal but today's post is closure for me with the pain I have been having with the loss of a great teacher. He was not just a teacher, he was a role model during my high school years from the gym class which I have spoken about here on the blog in the past to the weight training room which I will talk to in another blog on a throwback Thursday story either this week or next week. He wasn't just a teacher and role model but was a mentor to me even after I finished school 4 years later when I decided to go back to school, to college to study media and learn more that could help me in a career which never really happened, nor I have found any work still since my last job that last a month till I quit. Anyways he was a reference or recommendation for school which I am forever grateful for him helping me in that path and was an experience and a half. Also he got me access to the school during March break and he was there to make sure things were running smoothly and due to my camera man bailing out at the last minute that same day, he also filled in as my camera man to ensure I do get the job done. He also co directed but I think he was mostly directing the entire thing which took off a ton of the stress. He was a very big supporter of my YouTube venture and I am sure he would be all for my Reality TV Podcasts both Audio ONLY and now YouTube and happy to see I am doing something I love to do. Also the ride I had not only in his truck that had his #44 on it but also a ride in his hummer to downtown and everytime I was in Courtice I always looked for him. The last time I saw him was at my dentist coming out of the store there and I just came out of the dentist from having my wisdom tooth pulled in November.
Finally, I will always remember our hour visits at school where I always brought extra Kielbassa for him and always brought him a coke to drink as that was the kind of student I always was and I guess it was my way of thanking him for everything he has done for me especially in the final year and a half of high school as he ran the BIC Program in good old Room 313 which I will always remember that number or Room 311 which was the room him and I always were visiting which was one of the Geography rooms on the 3rd floor of the school. Finally I will miss his infamous "Are You Done?" or "Are You Done Yet?" catch phrase which he used a lot with me. This isn't goodbye, this is so long for now. I will have the memories that I can look back on R.I.P. Mr. Plishka.