Just the greatest teacher ever! If I remember only one thing about my entire education, it will be Reverend John Coffee.
Rev. Coffee was a huge influence on my life and I enjoyed his classes in every way. He taught me to forgive and sparked in me a keen interest in history. I hope that someone has his class outlines to turn them into the great mini-series they ought to be!
John was my Minister back in 1962-66 and had a huge influence on my life-as he did on the lives of many in LRY.
I have posted photos he took of LRYers who visited his apartment in the early and mid-sixties. Thanks to Dick Derby for doing the CD of the photos. http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10151138079863168.474792.797428167&type=3
Some Coffee-isms that have stayed with me over the years:
**For a sore throat, drink tomato juice.
**When housecleaning, vacuum first, dust last (because vacuuming stirs up more dust).
**Always vote Democrat no matter what.
Greatest teacher I've ever had. He was a wonderful storyteller. Whenever I use "pedantic" and "accommodate," I think of him.