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Sunday, October 22, 2006

I Remember Tracy

Red hair.

Beautiful smile.

Incredible personality.

Her name was Tracy Hadinger. We went to grammar school together.

When we were in fourth grade she fell in gym class. No one thought anything of it but it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmare. She had bone cancer.

She was sick for a very short while and died the week of Halloween. Her funeral was the day before our Halloween costume party.

One of my favorite memories I have of Tracy is at a school pageant. I cannot remember what we were celebrating but I remember Tracy in a bright green dress singing like an angel. Her smile was as bright as her hair.

It's been over thirty years since then yet every October I think of Tracy.

I'll never forget her.

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