I graduated in 1976. Mr. Ryan is one of the few teachers I remember well. He was very kind about my sappy adolescent poetry. What a guy!
I think of him every spring during the Triple Crown.
Mr. Ryan is the MAN!!! Long live the ham sandwich, and field of dreams.. You still inspire me..
Totaly the best teacher I've ever had in my life. Loved him in creative writing. Even more in English.