From: Emma Sokoloff-Rubin
Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Hi Uncle Ted, I wanted to ask you a quick favor. I’ve taken on a challenge to organize 50 people to do something I think matters. Here’s what I decided to do: ask 50 people to pick a teacher–teacher broadly used, could be a first-grade teacher, a friend who taught them something, a parent, a coach–and write that person a brief email. Let them know someone’s thinking of them, and gives us a chance to put into words something about what we’ve learned from them.
From: Ted Rubin
Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Subject: Miss you guys!
To: Roz & Ira Gibel
Ira… my niece was just asking about teachers/coaches, who have played an important role in our lives. Without a moment’s hesitation I thought about you above all others.
Just a reminder of how important my relationship with you and Roz has been to me. Teaching me to never give up, shaping me to be the man I am, and being there to support me always. Cannot express how much it has meant to me all these years. I was just looking at the photos from my trip there with the girls in August 2007… as much as every time we are together has meant to me, that visit will remain closest to my heart.
Thank you. With love, Ted
<Ira was my Junior High and High School Wrestling Coach. Roz is his wife and has always been an integral part of it all. I love them both dearly.>