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Mentor – a word that has been used over and over this morning……

I was sad to hear that Garry Marshall passed away. Even though I never met him, I have a lot to thank him for. Growing up watching Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and many other shows he provided me so much enjoyment, laughter, and meaning. He was a genius and made it very easy to relate to his characters that he created.

Earlier I was reading the outpouring of comments from all the people that Garry Marshall helped, created, and touched over his 81 years. Lots of actors and actresses are saying a tremendous amount of nice things about him and many are calling him their mentor.

That is a great word and I thought today’s post would be about mentors… yours and mine. People who have influenced your life over the years. I am going to ask each of you to pause, think for a minute, and hopefully provide a list of your mentors.

Ok I will go first – in no particular order.

  • Joel & Polann Dubrow – parents
  • Sandy Schwartz – boss
  • John Boni – boss
  • Marianne Schafer – boss
  • John Klopstock – lifelong friend of my parents and second father
  • Mrs. Hartwell – 2 grade math teacher
  • Lauren Woods – father of my college roommate

I want to personally thank each of my mentors for helping me navigate thru life. Each of you have helped me in ways that I could never explain. Whatever I have become, each of you own a part of it.

Ok your turn:

  • Please list your mentors.

I look forward to reading your comments.

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