We still miss you, buddy.
was also one of the few times I ever interacted him. I was walking into the Anodyne, and he was having his customary after-work cigar and a drink with some work folk. I was looking a bit ragged, and in response to someone's comment I said loudly "yeah, yeah, I'm going for that scruffy dirtbag look ..." To which Greg piped up, "Mission accomplished!" A hoot, that guy.
[Spoilers, click to reveal]How sad, young man looses his life? ...hope not
if so then what happened?
Just wanted to comment as his picture captured this old cougars heart!
He's the type of guy everyone naturally is attracted to.
Greg and his wife Lauda died in a car accident in the east mountains. Greg had worked for the Alibi since October 2004 and was a very good guy. Thanks for your kind words.
I met Greg his senior year of high school in Virginia. He had just transferred from overseas and wanted to spend his senior year in an American high school. So going into his senior year, Greg knew nobody. That'a s tough situation for any 17-year old.
I had a pretty tight circle of friends and we weren't the type to let new people in easily. But Greg, as many have realized, made friends pretty quickly and soon he was part of our group.
I always laughed whenever Greg was around; the guy was ballsy and would do or say anything. He walked up to one of the better looking girls in our senior class and asked her to prom (she said no; her loss) but he didn't care. He went to beach week with us as well and we had a blast. After college, we kept in semi-sporadic touch. I made a vist out to Albuquerque one weekend and we had a blast. He had emailed me months before his tragic accident and we made plans to see each other at a friend's wedding back East.
Sadly, I did made a trip back to Albuquerque - for his funeral. But seeing all of the people there and of the lives Greg and his wife Lauda impacted leads me to believe Greg lived a very full, very rich life even though he was taken away young.
Thanks for piping in.