Saturday, September 12, 2009


A friend of Mark's from high school died last week. The details are still a mystery, but the fact remains the same. He is gone. There's not too much to say except it's all so terribly sad and it hits a little too close to home.

Peter went with us in 2006 to Lexington to look at VMI and a few other colleges before the boys entered their senior years at Robinson and were considering playing football. I remember him being a nice, funny, polite kid. He was a good sport of hanging out with an 18 month old. He and Mark even babysat one night so we could go out to dinner with friends.

He will be missed.


  1. Oh what a sad post. Shannon lost two HS friends, one while still in HS and the other killed drunk driving her freshman year - he was going to AU. They were both such tragic losses, but even harder to swallow when you have to try to explain to Mark why that are all in our thoughts.

  2. Björn10:22 PM

    Mark gets it. ANDY still remembers Peter as the big, fun, happy friend of Mark's. We have been using Andy's expression "died us away", and it works for him, but it makes me even sadder.