He didn't except a flash mob singing his favorite song, What a Wonderful World. Westside alumni who had waited, for a few minutes in the rain, in an abandoned parking lot on Hwy 28 by-pass across from Westside, surprised their favorite principal, affectionately called "Daddy Adair." He was touched and said, "I'm honored. I don't deserve it, but I'm honored, and there's nowhere else I'd rather by than with you." Anyone who knows Henry Adair, knows he most certainly deserved this honor.
Make the rest of your life a great adventure. Use your education and do your part to make the world a better place. Set your goals high. Don't be afraid to try new things. It's ok to fail. I dare you to be a good person. Be kind, courteous, slow to condemn and quick to stand up for what is right. I hope Westside has made you different. I hope you're a better person. I hope you can see it's a wonderful world because of you. You have been my passion, my life. You're the reason I get up. I'm a better person for knowing you. Do not trade evil for evil, only good for good. You'll always have a home at Westside. It's been my honor and pleasure. You've helped me more than I've helped you. You loved and supported me through Jane's (his late wife) illness and death. You'll live on in my heart. No matter where you go. We'll always be there for you.
The Lord is my shepherd. I have all that I need. Psalm 23:1Surely goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 NLT
We think to ourselves, it's because of you, Henry Adair, that it's a wonderful world.