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Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday's Memory Mosaic ~The Alaskan Wall

 While in Alaska for the Iditarod last March, I spent an afternoon at G.B. Jones' Kennel on the Historic Iditarod Trail. 
As I walked the trail with my friends, I was overcome with emotion.
Of course, that was partly due to the fact that we spread the ashes of a long-time Iditarod supporter who had never visited the trail.
 (Shhh, don't tell anyone.)

My thoughts were also on the original serum run of 1925, and names like Seppala, Togo,  Kaasen, and Balto. For more years than I can remember, I had shared the story of the Iditarod Trail with my students and to be there on a beautiful, cold, winter's day was an amazing experience.

After the walk, I visited G.B.'s great pack of pups, and I had my first mushing experience!

This was a special day, which I will never forget.

I received an email this week informing me that my name has been added to the Alaskan Wall, located next to the trail.
Very special, indeed...


Madi and Mom said...

What a lovely refreshing cool collage and a thrill to see your name on the WALL!!! Part of you will always be in Alaska,
Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow! How wonderful, and what an honor!!! This pic is a keeper! You will have to visit again when you go back to see it in person! I have learned so much from you about all this. Thanks so much! Once a teacher, ....SH

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Oh Kit, that is so special!!! We're so proud of you!

Momma got the wonderful puggie doorstops you sent us. She set one in front of the front door and Gunther immediately started barking at it. LOL! Thank you so much! We love them!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

And that is as it should be - we know you were very touched by it.

Ina in Alaska said...

I hope you will come back for Iditarod 2011!!! You know you have a place at our "kennel" any time!!!! What an honor to have your name on that Wall!!! xoxo

Maggie Mae said...

What a nice honor, congrats!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

JacksDad said...

What a wonderful honor to a very deserving person!

JacksDad said...

What a wonderful honor to a very deserving person!

(This post may appear multiple times - Google has gone crazy!)

JacksDad said...

What a wonderful honor to a very deserving person!

(This post may appear multiple times - Google has gone crazy!)

JackDaddy said...

What a wonderful honor for a very deserving person!

Piappies World said...

Hi there Kit!

Nice to meet you. We found your blog through Maxdog Mom and we are happy we did.

We read a little about the Iditarod and we are thrilled to know that you were able to go. Congratulations!

We do hope we can share adventures together with our furry friends.

Do visit us when you can.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Kit I am thrilled for you!!! I know I just started following your blog about 6 mos ago, but I know how much you love the race and what it means to you to be part of it--CONGRATS!!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful post!! So much happiness in those photos!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a wonderful collage - a trip you will never forget and that we cherish from your sharing it. Congras on wall achievement too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your memories and the collage-I kept watching NGC to see when they would televise this years race but they never did-either did animal planet...such a shame because so many of us faithfully watch it. In California it was on every year but not here.
Have a wonderful week.

Remington said...

You are FAMOUS! Cograts! That is soooo cool!

JackDaddy said...

A very nice honor for a deserving person!

(I tried posting this 3 times, so if it comes up 4 times, well I guess you're just 4 times as deserving! :)

Gloria said...

Well that is quite cool! I'm sure you will get back to see it in person!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I love the collage! That is wonderful to have your name posted on the wall in Alaska!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Emma Rose said...

That is so cool! Your name will always be there, just like your memories :)

Emma Rose

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...


AND I bet it was too!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Priscilla said...

Wow! it's so cool. What an honour to have your name on the WALL!

Kathy said...

How nice of them to remember your name! You must be the most earnest Iditarod supporter and fan in the whole state of Georgia!

What a magical moment to finally be there after so many years of teaching your students about the "1925 Serum Run"!! Gave me goose bumps!
Hugs, Kathy