If you listen to our programs on a regular basis, you know Gerry Krueger – the Albemarle County resident who has spent much of her life watching and writing about the geese on a pond near her home, including one disabled bird named Charlie.
She also taught school and tutored children with special needs, like Sean, who lived with his deaf mother and struggled to speak, read and write.
Today, she’s retired from teaching but has not stopped writing about the birds and about Sean.
The most meaningful times in our lives might last only a few minutes, but they are memorable.
Take this story, for example, from UVA nursing student Mary Lacy Grecco. She was helping to care for patients at a local assisted living facility -- among them, a frail, 94-year-old woman from Fluvanna.
Most of the time, it's parents who teach their children a thing or two, but once in a while kids can help us to get through a difficult time. That's what Shenandoah Valley veterinarian Douglass Hopkins discovered one day at her clinic.