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Harry Stamps

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February 03, 2017
I was one of the few, of the thousands of students, who had the good fortune to take Mr. Stamps history course in the 1970s at MGCCC. It was one of the most memorable college courses I have ever taken. Who can forget the thunderious portrayal of characters in history in the booming voice of Mr. Stamps standing on a table mounted with his armor plated lectern. I'll never forget the speech he gave on the day he forgot about being on the table, and stepped back from his lecture.

The noise was so loud, teachers from two other classes rushed in, assuming that Mr. Stamps either had been assaulted by a student who disagreed with him, or somebody had planted a bomb.

With a horrified look on her face, I clearly remember a teacher asking Mr. Stamps if he wanted her to call an ambulance.

In his clear and determined voice, I heard him say, "Never! History has no time to wait, history marches on".

With that, he continued his rousing rendition of his history lesson. As we were helping him up from the floor, I noticed he didn't ask for his lectern to be placed back on the table. Throughout the entire rest of the course, the lectern never made it back to the table again.

However, we students were so appreciative of the lessons he taught, we all chipped in at the end of the course, and bought him another table. Just to be sure, we had the carpentry shop reduce the height of the table from 3 feet down to 6 inches.

Since Mr. Stamps was well known to totally use the assets he was given to teach his love of history, it was no surprise to see his lectern returned to its rightful place in the middle of the table at the start of the next semester. Only this time, the table was 6 inches high.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Stamps, you've earned your place in history!
January 27, 2017
So glad I happened across this obit. Clearly Mr Stamps was was natty dressed Bon Vivant. Rest in Peace Dear Sir.
December 01, 2016
The Cayman Islands don't have daylight savings time. I think they listened to Harry.
November 30, 2016
what an amazing person he must have been! Such a beautiful story told in this obit, kudos to whomever wrote it! thank you for the smile!
November 08, 2016
I'm sorry Harry. I always feel like we've let you down when the clocks change. I promise that we're still working on it. I know you will be smiling when we finally get it done!
November 07, 2016
I have been wrestling with getting all the clocks to match up and thinking of you, Harry. The only one that was easy is the one on my new Volvo--Think of that!
August 05, 2016
I still think of you and my DAD who passed on the same day.
Two men how hated DLST. Rest in peace.
August 04, 2016
This seemed to be a truly great man that I never met, but find myself thinking about regularly. This obit and the story of this man's life inspire me. Rest in peace good sir.
July 05, 2016
Harry, Working in the daylight savings time!
June 07, 2016
This is someone you always wish you could have met in life. Cheers to a hardy life. I sure hope that his friends and family knew what they had with this gem in their lives!

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