Feeling Sad

By Shirley Todd


My heart is heavy as I write this. I found out on Monday morning, a man who I respected had passed away. Not many high school students have positive memories of their former principal, but I do. Mr. Ernest Wayland was my principal all through high school.

He was larger than life as he walked down the halls. He was pretty intimidating. I didn’t ever want to be sent to his office. I was in high school in the 80s, when students were disciplined at school. I’m sure Mr. Wayland could swing that paddle pretty hard.


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