My thoughts and prayers are with JET's family at this time. Though I have never met any of of you, please be encouraged to know that John was well loved by me and many of his former students. I was French Club President at Davison High School during the 1973-1974 school year and worked closely with Mr. Tempia planning various club events and also a trip to Paris in the spring of 1973. We had many good teachers at Davison High, but Mr. Tempia was exceptional. He taught with a sense of humor which helped create a lighter atmosphere in the classroom--one that was more conducive to learning. Not only did John teach the French language, but he also helped us understand French culture. I remember complaining to him about the miles he had us walk while we were sight seeing in Paris. "How do you expect to see, feel and experience this city and its people from beneath the ground, riding the metro?" he asked. Though our feet grew tired, we knew he wanted us to experience as much of Paris as possible during our brief visit. When some of us misbehaved while away from parental supervision, Mr. Tempia gently reeled us back in to do the right thing. I have visited France many times since that 1973 trip and I've often used the language in French speaking countries. I'll be forever grateful and appreciative to JET. And...Mr. Tempia, you were right-- we should have taken the train to visit Chartre! Thanks for not only teaching me French, but also for helping me to learn about myself and life. Thanks for your friendship...I pray we will meet once again.