Ian McGinnis Memorial


April 4th, 2009 - Ian would have been 15 years old today if only he had lived. This is a sad, lonely day without you, Ian



Matt Friedberg (Kehillah Jewish High School) wrote
at 12:00am on April 4th, 2009
Happy Birthday, Ian.
Grace Anthony (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:18pm yesterday on March 9th, 2009
missing you
Madison Mansfield wrote
at 11:44pm on March 6, 2009
I miss you Ian.
Tina Kleinfeldt (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 6:52pm on March 2, 2009
im sorry :'(
Kevin Chiang (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 4:40pm on March 2, 2009
im sorry :'(
Nicole Cooper (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 4:17pm on March 2, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss. May he be with you.
Shauna Harris (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 2:49pm on March 3, 2009
missing you
Billy Krolik wrote
at 7:59pm on March 2nd, 2009
My mom asked me to post this to you all:
I was at Ian's funeral today. I just want to let you know that you all should be proud of yourselves for taking the time and making the effort to pay tribute to Ian. I'm sure it meant a lot to his family to see you all. I know it meant a lot to me, as a member of this community, to see so many of those who were his classmates. You supported and comforted each other, and I hope that you will continue to do so.
There are a lot of challenges in these years, and I hope that you will continue to face them by pulling together like you did today. As you know, the adults in your lives are there for you, too, any time you need us.
God bless you all. Christine Krolik
Carly Bruce (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 4:17pm on March 2, 2009
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Madison Mansfield wrote
at 11:00pm on March 1st, 2009
I had the honor to meet him this year. Everything he did was kind. He was one the smartest people I've ever had contact with all the freshmen that came to Aragon this year. Even though I knew him for only a couple of months, he was a good person. Rest in piece Ian. You will be missed dearly.
Rena Minaidis wrote
at 6:15pm on February 28th, 2009
is anyone from crocker going? im going..
Rena Minaidis wrote
at 8:20pm on February 28th, 2009
Oh, I'm sorry for the loss. =[
Katherine Lange (San Mateo High) wrote
at 6:55pm on February 25th, 2009
is anybody else from smhs going?
Elaine Jackson Smith (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 6:40pm on February 25th, 2009
i am more than happy to take any serra boys who wish to attend. i will be going with robbie at 10.30am on monday. if any boys need a ride, please let robbie know and make sure the school office receives a note from your parent giving permission.
Sam Stukov wrote
at 5:28pm on February 25th, 2009
a counceler at Aragon said that they will make a list of attending students and then walk them over there
Lindy King (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:53am on February 25th, 2009
BHS students, I can take 6 kids to the service. I will be picking up at 10 am at BHS at the attendance office. If you need a ride, let Emilie know. Also, you need to have a parent call the office to let them know - and bring a note in from parents saying Emilie's mom is picking you up at 10 am. Please let Emilie know.
Jen Garland (UCSD) wrote
at 9:23am on February 25th, 2009
thanks Lilli!
I will be attending if some kids need rides.
Lilli Rey (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 11:14pm on February 24th, 2009
Ian's memorial service is going to be on Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 at St Bart's Church. There will be a light lunch served after the service. It is an open service and everyone is welcome to attend. Lilli Rey
Ian Bonahoom (Burlingame High) wrote
at 10:46pm on February 24th, 2009
when/where is the memorial being held?
Jacob Marotta (Burlingame High) wrote
at 10:23pm on February 24th, 2009
I guess it would be, because most are(?)
Kenny Lin (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:19pm on February 24th, 2009
Does anyone know if the memorial/service is open to the public?
Devany Ray Smith (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 7:49pm on February 24th, 2009
Rest in peace Ian, We will never forget and stop loving you.
Lindy King (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 7:28pm on February 24th, 2009
Ian, I know you are still with us, watching everything, and I'm sorry you couldn't wait just a little longer - because things always get better. Emilie has nothing but good things to say about you and how you were always so nice when people were feeling down. I wish I had a chance to meet you. You look like a fine young man with an impish sense of humor. Godspeed. (Emilie's mom)
Hilary DeWitt (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 7:09pm on February 24th, 2009
if the service is open, i will definetly be there. everyone should pay their respects for our classmate and friend (some closer than others). I wish I had known Ian better, but every memory I have of him around school has always been when he had a smiling face and a good personality. this is really tragic, and even though I didnt know you very well ian, i still will miss you.

My thoughts go out to his family. I hope you can all take comfort that despite the sadness and the incredible loss, that he is in a better place and he will always be with everyone in their hearts.
Pari Hemmat (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 7:00pm on February 24th, 2009
I dont know ian at all but i know of him and my condolences go to his family.
Rest in Peace Ian
Noelle Langmack (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 5:43pm on February 24th, 2009
yeah. im going and i know that nicole is too.
Rob Smith (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 11:30pm on February 23rd, 2009
the service is on March 2nd yeah. My mom talked to Ians mom today.
It will be the saddest day of my life, by far. I have never experienced death of friends or family before, and for the first one to be one of my best friends committing suicide,... it just really takes the cake.
My thoughts go out to his family. He was a great kid.
-Robbie


Grace Anthony (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 9:55pm on February 23rd, 2009
Oh zoe vaden told me his service is on March 2 at 11 o'clock at St. Barts- iono if its an open or closed one tho :/
Connor McLeod (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 9:47pm on February 23rd, 2009
situation. I agree totally with Chandler Pessah when he said "I am sorry for them. It is their loss that they never got to meet such a unique individual that I will always remember." that is more then just corrrect its in essence the representation of ians undying spirit to show the people around him who he was as a person, a caring, hilarious, great friend who could always make you feel like a little kid again playing kickball on the north school playground or building massive castles inside his house. The way Ian effected all those around him was truly unforgettable he could make anyone wether nice, mean, uptight, or boring be reduced to a blubbering laughing joyous little kid around with just a couple words. Basically what im trying to say is Ian you were and still are because i know you will never leave us in spirit a truly amazing inspirational person and i and every other person who ever met you loved you man.... R.I.P and i hope you know we will always live for your memory
Caity Orwin (Burlingame High) wrote
at 9:47pm on February 23rd, 2009
I'm so sorry that this happened. I know that I didn't know you too well but you were in a lot of my classes and you were honestly like the funniest person I've ever met. It's so sad, and I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you are in a better place. Rest in peace.
xoxo
caity
Connor McLeod (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 9:41pm on February 23rd, 2009
Posting again just to let you know that we all loved you man. seriously every single perosn who ever met you thought you were about the funniest person in the world, i still can believe that im not going to be able to start crying of laughter from one of your jokes or ingeniously photoshopped pictures. Joking around in class last year probably was one of the few things that got me through crocker without losing it your perosnality could always cheer me up. Its gonna be sad not seeing you anymore, its been a long time since Pre-K and weve had some flat out memorable times man they were great, ill never forget the day me you and robbie road our bikes and i took a pretty bad spill and got knicked up pretty bad and i remember not even feeling the pain because i was laughing so hard at you playing with the sand from the sandbag i had just ripped open with my face. I will never forget the glee you had from just the simple act of throwing sand up and laughing at my less then fortunate...
Kelly Paton (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 9:31pm on February 23rd, 2009
r.i.p. ian we will miss you.e
Noelle Langmack (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 9:16pm on February 23rd, 2009
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Grace Anthony (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 8:56pm on February 23rd, 2009
Does anyone know when his funeral or memorial might take place????? I haven't gotten hold of his sister or Ms. Mcginnis about it yet :/
Zoe Vaden (Sacred Heart Prep) wrote
at 8:41pm on February 23rd, 2009
Rest in peace please Ian. I hope you are in a happier place--I know that Crocker Class of 08 and I will always miss you. e
Ashley Williams wrote
at 8:31pm on February 23rd, 2009
Please rest in peace Ian. I give my warm wishes to Ian and his whole family. All of us are here for you Erin! If you need absolutely anything we are here.
Evan Finney wrote
at 8:20pm on February 23rd, 2009
I never really knew ian. I used to see him arround school and he seemed liek he was a very funny guy. Every one that was arround him used to laugh at his funny jokes. Form reading all the other posts, everyone said he had a good sense of humor. I send out all my best wishes to erin and her family!
Shannon Lindstrom (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 7:57pm on February 23, 2009
Love is stronger than death. It can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death. ♥
Chandler Pessah (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 6:35pm on February 23rd, 2009
Everyone seems to have their own different encounters with Ian, mostly good. Ian had a unique sense of humor that could the anybody to laugh, even if he was making fun of you. People come up to my brother and I and say I am sorry for your loss, but the reality is that I am sorry for them. It is their loss that they never got to meet such a unique individual that I will always remember. Ian was loved, it is proof looking through this wall that even the people who didn't know him that well and were just slight friends with him feel sympathy for others who were closer to him. He will be loved and missed dearly. Another Guardian Angel. Rest in Paradise.
Stephen Blank (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 6:08pm on February 23rd, 2009
I was best friends with Ian from kindergarden to 7th grade. The greatest thing i could remember about him was this; hands down the funniest guy i have ever met. The days spent playing countless hours of computer at his dads house don't even start to compare to the countless hours Ian had left me in stitches from one of his jokes or walking like a pigeon through the moving swings. I also remember the times at his moms house. The hours spent building the plastic block houses, making sand castles in his fish pond, and playing hours of super smash bros. on the Game cube. I did not see this coming and for a few days after couldn't believe that it happened. It has set in now and so has the loss. I loved Ian and am going to miss him very much.
Rest in peace buddy.
Kelly McFadden (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 5:16pm on February 23rd, 2009
I never really knew Ian. From the condolensces of all his fellow crocker vikings, i can tell he must of been a person worth knowin. A good memory I have of him was watchin his Share presentation. He was smart and a good student. He'll definitely be missed by all his teachers. I hope he's in a better place now, he is happy, and he is nolonger suffering. We will all miss him.
Rest in Peace Ian
David Ainsworth (Lake Oswego High School) wrote
at 11:31am on February 23rd, 2009
Even though me and Ian went through K-8 together, I didn't talk to him a lot. But I do recall a few things about him. In Kindergarten he would always wear a shirt with the number 8 on it. Because I thought it was cool, I bought one for myself. The next day, Ian yelled at me for trying to copy him. I just laughed it off but he didn't seem to happy about it. In 7th grade when I started going to Smash tournaments at Zac's house, we started talking again. He turned out to be a really nice and mature kid. He showed me some tips on how to play better at Smash because I sucked (and still do). I always remember him that way. He was also in my 7th grade Social Studies class. He would always rebuttle against everything Mr.Carrol said, and I admired him for that (because me and him thought Mr.Carrol was a total dick). My condolences go out to his family and friends. Suicide is not an easy thing to deal with. I ony hope that they can get through it all. Rest in peace, Ian McGinnis.
Jacob Marotta (Burlingame High) wrote
at 12:10am on February 23rd, 2009
When I was in sixth grade Ian was with me in Mrs. Torello's English class. Ms. Zuitti was a subsitute one day while Mrs. Torello was grading writing samples. We weren't really doing anything in class so Ian and I both told Ms. Zuitti that we had to go find books in the library when we didn't. We're walking around the library talking and we decide we should go back. We're walking out of the pit when Ian looks over and sees Mrs. Torello giving us one of her evil glares. Ian says as a joke that she's trying to make us trip with hermind powers (anyone in Mrs. Torello's class should understand this). Right as he says that my foot hits the stair coming out of the pit and I trip and my sandal comes off and Ian slips on my sandal and falls and we just sit on the floor laughing for a good long time. I will miss you Ian, I hope and pray that I will see you again, just wait.
Matt Friedberg (Kehillah Jewish High School) wrote
at 11:09pm on February 22nd, 2009
thanks for that Rob. that was deep. he meant a lot to me too. when I heard the news I went to my room sat on my bed and cried. I just let it all out. he had a bob marley shirt with a line from the redemtpion song on it. the night before I heard the news I listened to that song on repeat. we always talked about music. one time we were singing blackbird but we forgot the words and we were tryign to remember them and we messed up completely. one time he called me up and started playing guitar, he was trying to play the solo in master of puppets my metallica on it. he messed up, but I knew what it was. he kept saying he made it up but he didn't. I'm really gonna miss him. he always made me happy, he could always make me laugh. he didn't really tell jokes, he was the joke- but in a good way. he was a great guy. rest in peace, Ian. We all love you.
Rob Smith (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 10:18pm on February 22nd, 2009
On the walk, we reminisced about our childhood memories and all the fun things we did, specifically his 11th birthday when we went to Great America. We got to his apartment and chilled, still talking about stuff and having a good time. I left the next day in the afternoon. I cant believe ill never see my good friend ever again. He pulled me through a lot of crap and i thank him for that. I hope he is in a better place and is enjoying himself. Im gonna miss him so damn much. I think to myself though, at least i got the chance to meet him. He was a fantastic kid. Everyone who met him, liked him. Im really gonna miss him.
Rob Smith (Junipero Serra High School) wrote
at 10:15pm on February 22nd, 2009
Ian McGinnis was my close friend since second grade. Gabriel Fodor, Stephen Litke, him, and me were close as hell up until graduation from North. Us four hung out every day at North. We did everything together from trick-o-treating on halloween, to having sleep overs. After we graduated from North, Gabriel and Stephen drifted away from me and ian, but me and ian remained close. I had no friends besides Ian. I got made fun of a lot, but Ian kept me company. We were best friends up until half way through seventh grade, and even after that we were friends. On Friday, after i heard he was gone, i went home and sat in my room for probably about an hour crying. Words cannot explain how bad i felt. Not once in all the times i had been made fun of had i felt this bad. It was like i had lost a piece of my memories. The last time i saw him, about a month ago, he came over to my house and we had a great night. After playing Guitar Hero 4, we walked from my house in Hillsborough to his apartment
Kevin Toy (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 8:32pm on February 22nd, 2009
What good does wearing black do?


Jacob Marotta (Burlingame High) wrote
at 2:07pm on February 21st, 2009
I'll be praying that you're in a better place Ian
Katelyn Williams (Notre Dame) wrote
at 12:51pm on February 21st, 2009
RIP ian. The Crocker class of 2008 and I will miss,love, and remember you forever and always. I hope you are in a happier place now and you wont have to suffer anymore.

Love always,
katelyn
Megan Kain wrote
at 12:22pm on February 21st, 2009
I never really knew you that well, except that you were in my last semester health class.
When I first heard this death, I didn't really understand the significance, but now I do it means a whole lot more. Hope you have found a better place now, RIP.
Trey Tickner (Lick - Wilmerding High School) wrote
at 11:40am on February 21st, 2009
well all miss u ian Rest in Peace we hope ur in a better place now
Lindsay Montgomery wrote
at 11:24am on February 21st, 2009
Ian, I hope u r in a better place now...Rest in peace
Ellen Vorsax wrote
at 11:16am on February 21st, 2009
I went to school with Ian K-8 and I wish I had gotten to know him better. He was funny and made everyone laugh. Engraved in all of our hearts, we will all miss you. Rest in peace. All of our prayers go out to you Ian.
Lesley Mok (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:56am on February 21st, 2009
When I found out this morning, I couldn't stop crying. My heart goes out to his family, especially his parents. Rest In Peace. We all miss you.
Lauren Corey (Woodside Priory School) wrote
at 10:24am on February 21st, 2009
I wish I had gotten to know you better, you were a really nice guy. I hope you are in a better place now...RIP
Sophie Hsu (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:12am on February 21st, 2009
I honestly didn't know Ian very well, even though I went to Crocker. Although I didn't know him very well, his sudden inexistence is still really sad. Ian, may you Rest In Peace. We will all miss you greatly.
Katherine Lange (San Mateo High) wrote
at 9:32am on February 21st, 2009
rest in peace, and i hope he's in a better place. my heart goes out to the family
Camellia Lock wrote
at 11:27pm on February 20th, 2009
rest in peace ian. i dont really know you but i just feel terrible. i hope you're in a better place and happy and no longer in pain
Andrew Schmitt (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 11:20pm on February 20th, 2009
I can't believe this happened. I feel your pain Ian. I want you to think about all of the people who loved you in heaven. you are a great man.
Rena Minaidis wrote
at 11:02pm on February 20th, 2009
aawhhh this is so sad =[ everyone is gonna miss you ian. i barely knew you ian but i talked to you one time. and everyones gonna really miss you. =[ rest in piece ian..
Ryan Yuen (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 11:02pm on February 20th, 2009
weve been friends with elementary school, so many good memories. im gonna cherish those memories we made
Monica Laira Matsuda wrote
at 10:53pm on February 20th, 2009
I dont know you , but I heard your story from Calvin. I hope you had a wonderful life. Rest in Peace Monica
Aaron Oppenheim wrote
at 10:43pm on February 20th, 2009
i didnt know you much. just that kid in my spanish class. Rest in peace Ian
Nick Hon (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:43pm on February 20th, 2009
i wont ever forget you man. its gonna be boring without you. love- nick
Forrest Tsu wrote
at 10:42pm on February 20th, 2009
its so sudden and sad
life is so short why waste it
surround yourself with close friends and family
enjoy life to its fullest
rest in peace
may it never have to happen again
Sabrina Sohail wrote
at 10:40pm on February 20th, 2009
May he rest in peace. Ian, we will all miss you


Calvin Lau (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:39pm on February 20th, 2009
i am so shocked...
Amanda Chang (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 10:15pm on February 20th, 2009
RIP Ian McGinnis
Sorry I didn't know you better.
Kevin Toy (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 10:08pm on February 20th, 2009
WoW, Lettuce, Forbidden Kingdom, Chips Ahoy, Smash, Michael, Kickass Rogue, Nom nom nom, runs through Strath, The Beatles, Across the Universe, Imagine. The list continues.
Noelle Langmack (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 10:06pm on February 20th, 2009
we will miss you ian. you still live on in our hearts
Shannon Lindstrom (St. Ignatius College Prep) wrote
at 10:05pm on February 20th, 2009
He touched all of our lives. I hope he's in a better place now and is happy.
Catie Bolt wrote
at 9:52pm on February 20th, 2009
RIP We miss you Ian and you'll always be in our hearts.
Devany Ray Smith (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 9:23pm on February 20th, 2009
RIP Ian We will always love and miss you.
Rena Minaidis wrote
at 9:19pm on February 20th, 2009
RIP IAN =[ everyones gonna miss you.
Paul Chen wrote
at 9:19pm on February 20th, 2009
I really miss him ='(
Alex Lew wrote
at 9:14pm on February 20th, 2009
R.I.P. ian mcginnis =-{
Matt Friedberg (Kehillah Jewish High School) wrote
at 9:12pm on February 20th, 2009
thanks for doing this, cash. you're a good person.
Jackie 'Lolli' Prager wrote
at 9:11pm on February 20th, 2009
we'll all miss him, we're all thinking about him, and we know he's in a better place....
hope hes happy in heaven... e
RIP
Brianna Gutierrez wrote
at 9:05pm on February 20th, 2009
hes in a better place now..he wont have to suffer anymore
RIP
Hilary DeWitt (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 9:05pm on February 20th, 2009
everyone is really going to miss him
Jessica Erlich wrote
at 8:32pm on February 20th, 2009
i hope hes in a better place now
may he rest in peace
Elena Huang wrote
at 8:15pm on February 20th, 2009
everyone will
Joey Chua (San Francisco, CA) wrote
at 7:57pm on February 20th, 2009
me too
Matt Friedberg (Kehillah Jewish High School) wrote
at 7:00pm on February 20th, 2009
I'm gonna miss that guy
Alexa Fallon wrote
at 6:31pm on February 20th, 2009
He was a great kid and he touch a lot of people's hearts
Cash Callaghan (Crystal Springs Uplands) wrote
at 5:59pm on February 20th, 2009
I don't know. There probably will be, but I'm sure it's private.
 

February 20th, 2012 9:32pm


It's been three years. Three years. Time flies, huh? I guess it is time to give my story before I forget any more details.

I still remember the days that led up to Ian's death. How could I? Ian was one of my best friends that carried on from Crocker to Aragon. We would always hang out together during lunch and break, talking.

I remember, Ian told me: "In high school, I won't hang out with anyone from Crocker."
"Why?" I asked.
"Because... I don't really like them."

But we were still hanging out until that day.

I was an insecure 14 year old at that time. Quiet, reserved. And I felt a need to open up to someone.
On Monday of that week, I told Ian "I feel like I am missing something in my life."
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"I don't know."
I was referring to my insecure image. I don't know if I told him that or not. Probably not. I was really quiet back then.

On Tuesday, Ian told me he wanted to show me his guitar skills. He did so that night, and with my crappy reception at my house, I listened to a barely consistent guitar riff of the Iron Man Theme. He said something when he messed up. I couldn't make out what he said though.

On Wednesday, Ian said to me "I think I know what you are missing."
"What?" I asked.
But he never told me at that moment. And I will never know what he thought I was missing.

On Thursday, Ian sent me a message on AIM. It was a very detached message: that he was sorry for all the bad things he had done and that he thanked me for being a great friend.
It was sent around 6pm.
I wasn't home at 6pm.
I got home at 8pm from being tutored. I saw the message. I wrote: "Ian?" "What's wrong?" No answer. I disregarded the message, because Ian sent a similar message a few months earlier, and he came to school the next day. I didn't know until Friday that a friend immediately ran to Ian's house right after he sent that message a few months earlier to stop him, and that's what kept him alive for tomorrow.

 
I guess no one did the same for the second time.
 
On Friday, the news broke out. It was English class, and I was feeling pretty happy for a change, than the usual listless feeling I had during school. Then Ms' Deitz told the news: Ian McGinnis had passed away last night at 6:24 pm. The cause of death wasn't reported.
 
Everything I felt turned upside down at that point. I felt nothing. No grief, no fear, no anger. I couldn't even feel sad, even though a few tears streamed down my face. I couldn't even cry. All I could ask, "how did he die?"
 
But the teacher didn't tell me. The counselor didn't tell me.
 
I wasn't until I talked with a few of my other friends later that day, and we were talking like Ian died a long time ago. Very casual, no hint of grief. They said they weren't surprised. That Ian most likely killed himself. Ian killed himself? Why? That wasn't the Ian that I knew. I tried to deny it, but it was the most logical explanation. The cause of death wasn't told to the school because he committed suicide.
 
It made me realize how much Ian didn't tell me. How much of the other side of the Ian that I didn't see. I thought we were closer friends. But this made me realize how much we were not.
 
I failed him as a friend. I couldn't stop him from killing himself. I kept going back to that Thursday. Why couldn't I run to Ian's house, and stop him? Why didn't I do that? Would have it been better if I stayed home that day? Would I have decided to go to Ian's house to stop him then? Did I know that was a suicide message?

I went home that Friday, and went into my room. And then the tears started falling out. And I couldn't stop.
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I head that teenagers are more likely to commit suicide themselves if one of their friends have committed suicide. I turned Ian's death into strength. I could say that Ian had stopped me from committing suicide myself, and I detached myself from Ian, allowing me to work my way to an independent person. I pulled myself from depression and toward a self-confident, outgoing person. I made more friends. I took risks. And somehow, I was no longer afraid of death.
 
Perhaps everything I had done would have happened anyway even if Ian was still alive. But it doesn't matter. Ian pointed me in the direction I should be going in life. Thanks, Ian. I owe you.
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Here is one thing Ian made fun of me with: Ian said I get turned on when girls speak in Victorian English, and also when wizards take off their pointy hat to show a bald head. I have no idea what that means. But that was Ian's sense of humor for you.
 
Here is a video. Ian's 8th grade Spanish class: It is probably one of the last videotaped recordings of Ian McGinnis with his shenanigans. Especially with the bloopers in Part 2.
 

Thank you Ian. For being a great friend. For listening to me. For helping me pull myself out of the pit of depression and inspiring me to work my way to the top. Thank you.
.