I think he woulda quit if he just had some more time. Took me to past 40 to quit and he really wanted to quit. I think he liked to talk to me partly because I am a little like his old man but he could talk to me and not to him because of their relationship. Hell, my kid can't talk to me and he is a little younger than him. Just the nature of the beast. Same with me and my old man back in the day.I was bummed out for awhile this morning when I was thinking about a tree job and then it reminded me of Matt and then i thought about the fact that i cant talk to him any more.Then i got kinda mad.It kinda bothers me that i know of more tree men hurt or killed as a direct result of alcohol and or drugs than are injured by trees. and tree work is freakn dangerous! think about it. I also thought about the last time I talked to him. He called me cuz he drove past the sign for Cleveland Hopkins airport n figured he must be close to my house so he called. Nevermind that it was 5:45 AM! At first i thought "why is this knuckle head calling me" but I answered anyway. I am glad I did. he had me laughing so hard I had to go down in the basement so as not wake up my wife n kids. we were gonna meet up on his way back through. Damn shame it never happened. rest in peace Matt
Yes Dave, not really that far I guess. He thought real highly of you and had told me about those conversations.....So many things I wish for concerning that last day, I get real tore up sometimes thinking about it. several people that weekend failed him, and in a way so did I.Dave, he told me he was born in Lake Forest Hospital. Was likely living in Crystal Lake at the time?
Thanks for saying that. I really liked him alot and enjoyed talking with him. He was a very interesting and engaging guy. I miss him too.Yes Dave, not really that far I guess. He thought real highly of you and had told me about those conversations.....So many things I wish for concerning that last day, I get real tore up sometimes thinking about it. several people that weekend failed him, and in a way so did I.
I have a pic of him I took that last morning, had to take it off my phone, real ####ing depressing.