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Lennyp04
04-21-2008, 09:49 PM
On Saturday April 19th, a teacher at my highschool was killed. I now understand why they say live life to the fullest. In the two articles I will post, they do not say how the evening started but to my understanding, the teacher got a DUI, his wife came and picked him up, they fought on the way home, he got out of the car, and was struck by a drunk driver.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1-5toggas.6370538apr20,0,6776600.story

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-toggas0419-cn,0,7142260.story

For a man I never had the chance to meet, he seemed like a great guy. Everytime I would see him in the hall he would have a smile on his face that could brighten anyones day.

Monday and tuesday of this week, at our school was supposed to be opperation arive alive, which is a mock accident the first day, followed by a viewing and funeral the next morning. With the coming of Mr. Toggas's death we are not doing this. In my opinion, we should have done it just to show how much more important it is to not drink and drive. In honor of his life and with respect to his family I can understand why we are not. RIP John Toggas.

Cloaked
04-21-2008, 09:55 PM
On Saturday April 19th, a teacher at my highschool was killed. I now understand why they say live life to the fullest. In the two articles I will post, they do not say how the evening started but to my understanding, the teacher got a DUI, his wife came and picked him up, they fought on the way home, he got out of the car, and was struck by a drunk driver.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1-5toggas.6370538apr20,0,6776600.story

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-toggas0419-cn,0,7142260.story

For a man I never had the chance to meet, he seemed like a great guy. Everytime I would see him in the hall he would have a smile on his face that could brighten anyones day.

Monday and tuesday of this week, at our school was supposed to be opperation arive alive, which is a mock accident the first day, followed by a viewing and funeral the next morning. With the coming of Mr. Toggas's death we are not doing this. In my opinion, we should have done it just to show how much more important it is to not drink and drive. In honor of his life and with respect to his family I can understand why we are not. RIP John Toggas.Life is not short because someone gets killed or our selfishness doesn't understand why someone has to leave our presence.

Life becomes short when we waste each day not serving the Lord. Pretty simple.

I hope your friend does rest in peace. If he was a Believer in the reason Christ died, he'll be fine. Our lives are short indeed. Serve Him well, each day. It's not about longevity of years or earthy treasures, but about how we serve.

A good point to bring up when it hits home.

Prostar in Michigain
04-21-2008, 11:18 PM
Dang lenny that happend to a teacher at our school last year. She commited suicide. The way we got threw it at our school is we had a moment of silence every morning after the pledge and before announcements. Every morning they had consoulers to talk to the kids in her classes and that new her very well. Some kids it just helped to talk to them about her.

CottagerGreg
04-21-2008, 11:26 PM
[QUOTE=Cloaked]Life becomes short when we waste each day not serving the Lord. Pretty simple. [QUOTE]


Not sure if I follow you on this statement nor do I believe it.

We don't serve the lord, we follow his guidence and serve the "people" and give back.

Life is always short, live it to the fullest and do the most that to you can to bring happiness to everyone around you.

It's a tragedy that this poor guy died from the exact same crime that he was charged with.

all the best wishes to his family, friends and collegues.

SDAhockey21
04-21-2008, 11:29 PM
I too lost a teacher at my school this past year. She was the teacher of my PhotoShop class. There on day gone the next. Extremely sad, and the class has obliviously not been the same since. :(

http://www.choiceinstitutes.com/news/2008_0205_wiggins/2008_0205.htm

Sodar
04-21-2008, 11:36 PM
Thats too bad Lenny. It is always tough when things happen like this and it always make it more difficult when the individual is well liked.

I am with you Flashy... it really angers me when someone makes comments like that and wears their religion on their sleeve.

coz
04-21-2008, 11:46 PM
On Saturday April 19th, a teacher at my highschool was killed. I now understand why they say live life to the fullest. In the two articles I will post, they do not say how the evening started but to my understanding, the teacher got a DUI, his wife came and picked him up, they fought on the way home, he got out of the car, and was struck by a drunk driver.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1-5toggas.6370538apr20,0,6776600.story

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-toggas0419-cn,0,7142260.story

For a man I never had the chance to meet, he seemed like a great guy. Everytime I would see him in the hall he would have a smile on his face that could brighten anyones day.

Monday and tuesday of this week, at our school was supposed to be opperation arive alive, which is a mock accident the first day, followed by a viewing and funeral the next morning. With the coming of Mr. Toggas's death we are not doing this. In my opinion, we should have done it just to show how much more important it is to not drink and drive. In honor of his life and with respect to his family I can understand why we are not. RIP John Toggas.

Life's full of lessons Lenny and that hit kinda close to home so put that in the drinking and driving lessons :mad: DON'T. That should also be a lesson that drinking will make you do stupid things. I feel sorry for his family and students.