His best teacher, ever!

I’ve carried Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye’s Boston Globe obituary with me since he died at age 88 in 2012. The obituary is by Andrew Taylor of the Associated Press.

Here’s the opening:

WASHINGTON — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.

The nurse at the Army hospital in Michigan threw a pack of matches on his chest. He wanted to curse her. Instead, she taught him how to light it one-handed.

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA, is a reformer, thought leader, lawyer, and author. Check out her book, Special Education 2.0 and her medicine bottle art!