This shot was taken, many years ago, by a close friend.
I feel it epitomizes everything that was my son, Erik…and what he attempted to do for others in this world. Even at 9 years old, he was a very deep- thinking young man. He went to university and became a Mechanical Design Engineer…and moved on to become someone who travelled the world, working to redesign pollution control systems.
His life was cut short on Thanksgiving Day (November 28th), 1996.
Oh…what good he could have done, if not for that accident in Poland.
Almost 16 years and I continue to mourn–and miss him.
This is the son I lost on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), 1996. He died in a car crash on the 100 marker in Legnica, Poland…head on with a German furniture polish truck. He worked for Nalco-Fueltech (Naperville, IL), and was redesigning pollution control systems.