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Truly a moment not made by hands
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 1:53 PM

By Jim Langham

A special moment occurred last week, one that was so meaningful to me that it couldn't have been put together with planning, had I even tried.

I was in my hometown and decided to stop at a local restaurant for a cup of coffee. There is, in that restaurant, a counter that everyone refers to as “the horse shoe.” It is shaped as such and local people gather there for their coffee klatches, especially in the morning and in the afternoon.

When I walked into the eatery, I noticed the presence of a very special person in my life, Don Gerig, my high school band director. In his middle 80s now, Mr. Gerig has remained active in music through his retirement and for many years directed a men’s chorus in the community known as the “Edelweiss Singers.”