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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Beanie

Hey. It's been a while, buddy.

Sad that we drifted apart. But that's what happens after a few years out of high school, though, I guess. And not seeing someone every morning at 5:45 to get our asses handed to us by Schweer.

You know, just the other day I was going through pictures & saw a few of you. You know, those ones after one of Stomach's epic parties. You're, of course, smiling like no other. On the floor of Stomach's parents' house with Adri, Hunter, & Nadia. Another one of you & Adri, giving that "rock on" hand thing. And then even better memories spun off those pictures. You driving around in that enormous Suburban with the mattress in the back. (thanks for all the rides home from school!) Hours of listening to Weezer. So many memories in your parents' basement with the rest of the swimming crew. 4th of Julys. State meets.

Last week began the end of a two-year taper. Was thinking in the water how you would have joked about my awful times in a playful way. Urging me to work harder.

And then Adri called today. To tell me the news.

And it was shattering. All of the memories swirled around my head again. How could this be? How could Beany be gone? It's just unfathomable. You're supposed to be the fun reason our kids go to swim practice. For the great coach. Which I'm sure you were to many children before now.

You will forever be remembered as the happy-go-lucky guy. You always helped to pick us up when we felt down. You were the epitome of swimming. A wonderful person and an amazing athlete to top it off.

You will always be thought fondly of and forever loved.

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3 Comments:

Blogger BSH ADMIN said...

:( So sorry for your loss.

9:54 AM

 
Blogger emertron said...

Thank you. Even though many of us hadn't talked in years, the group immediately reformed to hold each other up. It's like sociological physics through a swim team or something.

10:19 AM

 
Blogger Sun Follower said...

Sorry about your loss. But it is amazing how you all reconnected... which means you were never disconnected.

4:03 PM

 

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