|"Goodbye, Stevenson High"|
Some coaches earn their icon status
Ed Wright, staff writer for Hometown Life newspapers' Livonia Observer, allowed me to share this January 21, 2015 tribute article with you:
A condolence note is a thank you
Here's how to write to the family of your coach:
- Visit the funeral home website. Remember: even if you get your details from Facebook or another social media site, your goal is to write a note, not just leave a comment. You may learn more about the deceased. I learned that Coach Reardon served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict years; he was a widow and has a surviving daughter and grandkids.
- Make note of the funeral home mailing address. If you do not have or cannot obtain a home address for family, send your note to the funeral home.
- Jot down memories. This is the heart of your condolence note.
- Consider and share life-shaping moments. How has the coach impacted your values, your life direction, your problem-solving or people skills?
- Acknowledge that the loss of this special person must be painful.
- Is there a way you can (or do) "pay it forward"?
Thank you for caring!