by Kelly Johnston
Charles Brooks knows a little about the challenges of ballet. After all, he broke his foot when he jumped off a desk wearing ballet shoes.
“I was a teacher, and just to clarify there was no tutu. There’s also no pictures,” he adds with a laugh. “Unfortunately the day I broke my foot I was playing Santa Claus in the faculty Christmas play.”
We’re thinking Lakeland needs to have a dance recital soon…
“I’m a 12-time Jeopardy reject. I keep trying and trying and I’m not cutting the mustard there. I figure at some point why not?”
Despite his brush with dancing injuries, Charles continued his career in education. But in addition to working for the Missouri Teachers’ Association and volunteering with Lakeland, Charles has another passion; Jeopardy.
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?” - Ecclesiastes 2:24
ABOUT MY STORIES
Every month Pastor Marta Gillilan and members of the Lakeland Social Media Team interview an individual, couple or family. From struggles in faith to joyful events, Lakelanders are sharing their stories through the “Humans of Lakeland” blog series. Get to know the people who call Lakeland home.