Old Friends Volume II

February 26, 2024

It’s funny how some people come and go in your life while other friendships can transcend space and time. One of those friends for me is Brenda Ahearn.

Brenda strolled into my office at EKU one day in October 1996, and wouldn’t take no for an answer until she became one of my student photographers. I had a lot of students work for me over the years but she was the first one to go on and make a career out of it.

Brenda has traveled all over the world and has literally worked and lived all over the United States. Her resume looks like an atlas, ha! She is currently one of the University Photographers at the University of Michigan.

She doesn’t make it back home to Kentucky very often but when she does she always takes time to come see me, which makes this old man feel good. We’ll talk on the phone 3-4 times a year and solve all the world’s problems, and we always call each other on our birthdays, but it was nice seeing her in person today. I’m really proud of her, and really happy that she didn’t settle for “no” 28 years ago. It’s funny how God works that way sometimes.
 

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