Thursday, May 22, 2014

In Honor of Jack

Recently, one of our beloved science teachers lost his fight with cancer. On Facebook, one of my colleagues posted that Jack was the only person she ever met whose eyes had an actual twinkle in them. Truly, Jack might have been Santa's belly-less and beardless brother. He was a man who radiated positivity. I didn't have to spend a lot of time with him to know that everything about Jack was wonderful; he even smelled nice. (After a day with teenage funk, a lady learns to appreciate the finer smells of life.) 

His wife, a retired English teacher who used to work at our school, is equally as lovely, and she just so happens to own the best vocabulary of any human being on the planet. Even their daughter, who worked with me at summer school one year, has the most pleasant personality. Something about that family radiates warmth. 

In honor of Jack and his love of the hockey team, the Capitals, we all wore red. Of course, I decided to take it to the next level, and wear all of the team's colors. Here's to you, Jack. You live on in the hearts of everyone you've touched with your kindness. 

The Look:
Shirt: Old Navy
Cardigan: The Limited (old)
Skirt: via Marshall's
Shoes: Sole Society
Necklace: The Limited 
Sunglasses: LOFT via my mommacita 


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your colleague, Jack. This is a wonderful tribute to his memory.

  2. what a sweet way to honor Jack during a sad time.

  3. Cancer. Sucks. This was a really sweet way to remember him today.

  4. Ohhh what a sweet gesture Danielle. You look great: Nautical and Americana, too. =)

  5. What a lovely tribute. I'm sad to hear that such a spectacular man is no longer with us.

  6. It saddens me to hear about the loss of such a wonderful man. I think it's very sweet of you and your colleagues to do a little something in his honor. You look adorable as always and this outfit is just that much special with its meaning.

  7. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your coworker. He sounds like a wonderful man. It's so nice that you all did something special in his memory.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your colleague Jack. It sounds like he was a great man who touched the lives of many people. I really like that you all honored him by wearing red - what a sweet way to remember him. I hope your school community is rallying around Jack's family and supporting each other as well. XOXO


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