Column: This teacher's armed with a paddle that will hurt no one

TOM EDDY DISPLAYS the only tattoo he’s ever received: one to honor his late friend, Don Macaulay. Ian Stepleton photo

One might imagine any number of adjectives to describe Green Lake School science teacher Tom Eddy.

Good-natured. Gentle. Caring teacher.

But tattoo aficionado? Not a chance would one suspect body ink now lurks just under the scholarly sport coat Tom regularly wears.

“Not in a million years did I think I’d have such a thing done,” he said, with a grin largely hidden behind his bushy beard.

It’s the same grin he gets when talking about his late friend and fellow science teacher Don Macaulay, who passed away in early January from a brain tumor. But for that buddy, Tom got something previously unthinkable. ...

Read the entire column in the March 11, 2010 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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