4/17/2015 9:42 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org and 17 others
Subject: HI ALL!
I have to apologize for not keeping in touch like I promised. It’s been a crazy ride back here in Lima, but I’m sure it’s been an even crazier one out there for all of you. I hope you are all checking these addresses, but if not I’ll do my best to try to track you down some other way. I hope you don’t mind me sending you a ‘hello’ as well, Jeff and Nick. You may have been our rivals, but I really enjoyed getting to know the both of you at the end of the year. From what I see on Facebook, you two are still keeping in close touch with a few of my glee clubbers. I wish all the luck for you two as I do for each and every one of them. Ezra’s email address seems to have changed, but I’m sure Harmony can pass this message on to him for me.
I hope you all are doing everything possible to follow your dreams. I know you will in the end, but I hope you’re closer rather than further? You know if you ever need to talk, I don’t expect you to hesitate. I may not be your teacher anymore, but you all still feel like my kids. We’re still a family, even if things have definitely changed over the years.
For those I haven’t talked to, if this is late news, Emma and I officially tied the knot for a year in July. It was a small ceremony, but I didn’t want much and neither did she. It’s about one another, right? Coach Sylvester, weirdly, made an appearance towards the end. Just when I thought she’d run in to say how she objected, she came in with a chocolate cake. We only found out a few months ago that it wasn’t exactly a chocolate cake. Some things never change.
As for Emma, besides just last Monday officially came back from maternity leave, is doing good. That’s right. I officially became a dad on March 2, 2015. Her name is Clare. She loves listening to Journey, the soundtrack from Singin’ In the Rain, and her mother already has her practicing her cleaning skills. If I have any luck, she’ll be half the extraordinary men and women that I had the privilege grow up before me starting five years ago. My how time flies.
To be honest, kids, what happened in Boston a few days ago had me worried. It made me worry for Puck and for Nick. It made me worry for you all. It made me realize that I really had no idea about your whereabouts. For all I could have known, a group of you decided to take a trip to Boston for the week. After spending part of the night hugging Clare, I spent the other part checking your Facebooks. Any kind of activity, but just to see if you had been on. Thankfully, most of you had. It shouldn’t take a tragedy to trigger people into worrying about their loved ones, but sadly the world does work that way. I’m sorry I haven’t kept in touch more often, but I promise I’ll try to do a better job of it. These last two years really did fly by.
The Glee kids are doing great. We didn’t make it to Nationals this year, but these guys didn’t let it get them down. Marley, a senior, definitely has some Rachel Berry in her. She plans to go to New York once she graduates next month. Last Thursday, Coach Beiste and I took a class trip over to Dalton to watch an all male version of ‘Steel Magnolias’. Don’t be fooled, it actually is getting quite the press. Their director is taking the show to a National competition in New York in a few weeks. I always knew Jesse St. James would make his way to New York one day.
I wonder if the kids now get tired of hearing about you all and the memories we shared together. You all made my life what it is. I’ll brag about you until I’m old and grey.
Always your teacher,
Ps, I attached a music file to this email. Ms. Holliday and I continue to get lunch every few weeks. She and her current hubby are thinking of moving back into the area. I finally caught her long enough to record one of our personal favorites. I think you’ll like this one, Puck. She sends her love.