Yesterday was a bittersweet day for Holly and I. On the one hand, I was in one of my best friend’s wedding and watched them start a new life together… and on the other, one of my other best friends passed away.
I met Dale Young about 16 years ago; he was caring for his mother who was ill and I was delivering medicine for a local pharmacy. Dale was one of those people who could carry on a conversation about anything. He loved to laugh and loved life. Along the way he ended up befriending myself and several other of my life long friends, and as our friendship grew we all adopted him into our families; my buddy’s daughter has grown up calling him ‘Gramps’. After he married Holly and I he used to joke that he had “tied the knot extra tight” with us, and we would certainly agree.
Dale was a good man, a man of great integrity and character. He was a mentor, a confidant… a friend. W. Dale… you will be greatly missed.