About a year and a half ago, as I was saying goodbye at the end of a fall semester to one of my college classes up in Portland, one of my three-time students wished me Happy Holidays
and gave me a holiday card in an envelope. Thinking nothing more of it, I gave her a hug and put the card in my briefcase as I had received three cards from that class. When I got home, I opened hers to find two crisp $100 bills inside. Imagine that!
Well, I tried finding her to give them back, but to no avail. I have held on to those bills until tonight. I will be taking my advanced physics class out for dinner. I think she would be happy that I shared her gift with other students.