english project

By 22cookl
  • birth

    on May 28th, 1947 my grandfather was born into the world
  • death of grandfather

    death of grandfather
    when his grandfather died he was only 11 years old and this impacted him greatly because it was the first death of a person he knew/was related too
  • Period: to

    moved in with grandparents

    when my grandfather was in 7th grade he got the flu and because he is one of 9 children and is the oldest, there were many young children around. my great grandfather suggested that he move in with them for a couple of weeks until he is feeling better. then turned into 3 years until he moved back home n 9th grade
  • first love

    first love
    in 1962 my he started to date Betty Boyea who he didn't know at the time was going to become his wife for a little over 50 years now
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    on November 22nd, 1963 my grandfather was a junior in high school in English class when he and his fellow classmates heard the news. for the next 3 or 4 days, everyone was basically glued to their television sets, watching the wake at the capital followed by the funeral. this impacted everyone in America at the time and was a big moment in history to be apart of. https://www.businessinsider.com/jfk-assassination-newspaper-front-pages-2017-10
  • championship game

    championship game
    his senior year he helped lead his team to win the championship game for basketball. basketball was always a huge part of his life and it was always his favorite sport.
  • high school graduation

    high school graduation
    in 1965 he graduated from Chateaugay high school to attend Potsdam college in upstate New York
  • college graduation

    college graduation
    in 1969 he graduated from Potsdam college
  • Period: to

    year in Ogdensburg NY

    after he graduated he got a job teaching in Ogdensburg NY because it was close to Potsdam where my grandmother was still finishing her education
  • Marriage

    right after my grandma graduated from college in 1970, they got married shortly after in July and bought a trailer in their hometown where they would live for 2 years. They moved into the trailer after their 2 week honeymoon in Ireland
  • Job

    in September of 1970, he began teaching English at Chateaugay high school–where he attended–and taught there for 33 years
  • cross country

    cross country
    he coached cross country for 2 years before he began his long coaching experience with basketball.
  • First child

    First child
    on September 10th, 1972 Casey Boyea Cook was born into the world
  • First home

    First home
    shortly after my dad was born they moved into their first house where they have continued to live ever since
  • Death of father

    Death of father
    in October of 1972, his father died of a heart attack. This had a huge impact on him because he was only 27 years old. He is the oldest child in the family and had a very strong relationship with his father. Not a day goes by where he doesn't think about him at least once.
  • quit smoking

    quit smoking
    In 1975 he quit smoking and began running after gaining a lot of weight. this was the start of his passion for running.
  • Second born child

    Second born child
    on April 3rd, 1975, Marci Boyea Cook was born
  • JV basketball

    JV basketball
    After coaching cross country he moved on to coach JV basketball for 3 years winning one championship
  • First Marathon

    First Marathon
    In 1977 he ran his first marathon and at the time it was titled the Green Mountain Island Marathon in Burlington VT
  • Second marathon

    Second marathon
    In 1978 he ran the Green Mountain Islan Marathon again but after this, his bad knees had to end his running career and that is where he found his passion and love for golf which he still plays today.
  • Photography

    For 20 years he photographed weddings and met a lot of really nice and cool people
  • Period: to

    Varsity Assistant Coach

    He then became the varsity assistant coach for 9 years
  • State quarter finals

    State quarter finals
    In 1991 the basketball team was the perennial league champs and they made it to the state quarterfinals
  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery
    In 2000 he had a stent put in a blocked coronary artery and hasn't had any issues since!
  • Death of mother

    Death of mother
    on June 23rd, 2000, 3 weeks before my parent's wedding his mother died and was later buried in the dress she was planning on wearing to the wedding
  • First child marriage

    First child marriage
    on July 29th, 2000 my parents got married
  • Retired

    after 33 years of teaching my grandfather retired
  • First grandchild born

    First grandchild born
    on April 22nd, 2002 Grady Thomas Cook was born
  • Second grandchild born

    Second grandchild born
    On October 10th, 2003 Lilly Anna Cook was born.
  • Second child married

    Second child married
    On June 11th, 2005 Marci Boyea Cook married Dave Bova
  • Third Grandchild born

    Third Grandchild born
    On February 7th, 2009 Riley Kathryn Bova was born
  • Japan

    In 2010 my grandparents visited Japan
  • Final grandchildren born

    Final grandchildren born
    On April 9th, 2011 identical twins Elizabeth Rhea Bova and Evyn Mae Bova were born
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom
    In 2014 my grandparent visited England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
  • Chile

    In 2016 my grandparents went to chile for vacation
  • Australia

    in 2018 my grandparents took a trip to Australia
  • current

    currently, my grandfather is still living in Chateaugay, NY with my grandmother where they continue to travel and visit their grandchildren as often as they can. in his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and playing golf.