Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
May VIIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Here's a great story of respect. Edmonton Journal writer Ben Gelinas respects his mother greatly. He even put up with a move II Vegreville in May as a child, near the end of the school year b/c his mother had remarried & so he went off to live with her & his stepfather. He may not have liked doing so, but he put up with his trials & tribulations b/c he as a student knew that even though life changes can be hard, his mother will always be his mother & its very important II honour & respect her. Even if that means you don't like your stepdad, you put up with him & make the best of things b/c he makes your mother happy. Ben did exactly that b/c he knew that by being a strong student & engaging young man, he'd be better off in life as an adult in relation to his own wife & kids. Plus his mother is getting married again by giving it the old college try the IIIrd time this year. I wish her & her new hubby (as well as Ben Gelinas) much success!
Source: The Edmonton Journal, Ben Gelinas.