Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

As part of the song goes, “I only get so many minutes, Don’t wanna spend’em all on the clock, In the time that we spent talkin’, How many kisses have I lost?”

Time really is an opportunity to love and be loved.

Having taught college level mathematics courses for many years, I have had the opportunity to meet, teach and enjoy students from not only across the country, but all over the world.

Casey Kohlmeier was a student in one of my statistics classes about three years ago.  Like many of my students, he had spent time in the military (Air Force) and decided to earn a college degree and go into a field that he would enjoy.

Casey wanted to go into law enforcement and he loved dogs.

He not only got to be a police officer, but got to work with dogs.  Maybe that is why we hit it off.  Casey’s partner was one of his best friends.  His name was “Draco.”  Draco was a German shepherd and true partner.

They were heroes in their hometown of Pontiac, Illinois.

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