Here is a photo of me and my Best Buddy, fifteen years ago.
Yes, Best Buddy. That’s what we called each other.
As the years went on, we saw each other occasionally,
and we always called each other Best Buddy.
Best Buddy Leo came to school today to sing and make music with the children. There’s nothing like a guitar to bring children together. And, there’s nothing like a former Aqua Roomer returning to school.
When Leo walked into the classroom, there was Gloria. He remembered! Their homecoming was exciting. I hadn’t expected that.
He played “Baby Shark” which is children’s current favorite song,
“The ABC Song” which is always a favorite, and timeless songs like
“You Are My Sunshine.”
Then he asked the children if he could sing “This Land is Your Land.” He remembered the song. The children were thrilled, and someone rushed over to the bookshelf to bring him the book.
We all belted out the song, as one Best Buddy played the guitar,
and the other Best Buddy held the book.
Then we had a final picture, under the quilt, along with Gloria.
Thank you, Best Buddy.
“Music is the glue that joins people together”
~Yo- Yo Ma~