Ssssshhh! This post is a surprise!
Tomorrow (Thursday, March 13), George Weigle turns 86. The longtime, much-loved Staples High School choral director still lives in Westport.
During his 3 decades of teaching — mixing passion and love with extremely high standards — Dr. Weigle changed countless lives, in countless ways.
Every year, alert “06880” reader Barbara Sherburne calls her mentor on his birthday. He’s always thrilled, and surprised she remembers.
This year, she suggests that many other Weigle-lovers do the same. His phone number is 203-259-9976.
“Keep it short,” she says of the conversations. “Don’t wear him out. Just say hello, a little chitchat.”
If you’ve got the guts, you might actually sing a few bars from an old favorite. “Ride the Chariot.” “Sing We Noel.”
Or maybe “Happy Birthday To You.”