Ahhhh, today I am a little sad. I called my mother today to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day and she informed me that a former high school classmate of mine, David Woeste, had died in a plane crash on Friday.
This one hits me a little hard, just because it is an example of how life is just not fair. You see, I had really tough time in high school. I was different and different people just don’t fare well in public school settings. But David always stuck out as someone who was kind. While others thought it was amusing to torment me, David never did and had even on occasion stood up for me.
I can not say that we were friends, but he was such a kind person to me and I very much appreciated that.
It turns out that David and I had something in common as we grew older. We both became avid gardeners and we both became internet marketers. He and his wife had started a website called BestNest, which is a site that sells things for your garden, especially for attracting critters.
I have not seen David since we graduated high school a little over 12 years ago, so this is not a personal grief so much as I am just a saddened that such a gentle soul was taken so soon. Truly good people in this world seem to be too few, and the world always suffers a little from the loss of a gardener. It is a sorrowful thing to see the loss of both kinds in a single man.
My condolences go out to the Woeste family. He was a good man.