Friday, June 1, 2007

Bye Bye Mr. B

Today's WaPo has a piece on the mysterious disappearance of honeybees---they have vanished from my cul-de-sac, what about yours? We don't have much to add to the theories but we do have thoughts on another notable departure, the retirement of 42-year media center veteran "Mr. B" Tom Brzezinski.

Ok, pardon the lame segue, but Columbia Talk has lots of fond memories of Mr. B. He was one of the folks who left an impression in the early days of this new town, who brought people together with his after-school screenings of "Flash Gordon" and "The Love Bug" and his lakefront movie nights---a tradition that continues today. The Flier has a nice story on his career. Our favorite memory is an afternoon at Bryant Woods Elementary when he read aloud from "A Wrinkle in Time" and we were absolutely transfixed.

Thanks Tom.

P.S. The summer Friday movie series at Lake Kittamaqundi starts June 22 with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." (right after Dancin' Under the People Tree) Among the films to come: "North by Northwest," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Plan 9 From Outer Space," and "The Goonies." The films typically start around 8:30p, or when its dark enough.

Oh, and Mr. B is still the host.


numbers.girl said...

I was lucky enough to attend Clemens Crossing all 6 years of elementary school. I have very fond memories of Mr.B. Later, during college, I worked for him at his summer camp in Long Reach. What is absolutely amazing is that even now, 20 years after leaving his school, he still recognizes me.

I can't imagine a better teacher in existence. He will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

I also attended Clemens Crossing for elementary school and remember the same experience of being mesmerized while sitting cross-legged on the neon green carpet in the media center. I also remember going to his after-school movies every Tuesday. A truly amazing individual and community role model.