- Cody Skarning (college friend and Minneapolis former housemate)
- Jim Miller (high school friend)
- Pete Edmondson (high school friend)
- Pat Hill (high school friend)
Haines (Minneapolis friend and former housemate)
Cody Ė My first weekend after classes started Grinnell
I barely knew anyone and I had been soaked in water (freshman orientation -
long story). On my way back to my dorm I ran into Cody.
He asked me how I got soaked, and after I explained it to him he said,
ďIím wearing two T-shirts, take mine.Ē
He literally gave me the shirt off his back.
Typical. Cody and I played
together and after graduation Cody and I spent a ton of time together for
several years and eventually lived together in Uptown until May of 2005.
Jim and I grew up together in
. Weíve spent countless, countless
hours together doing or talking about any number of activities from fishing to
basketball, football (real and fantasy), golf, softball and on and on.
I really donít know how to explain our relationship but he and I
seem to be like a moth to a flame, but I donít know who the flame is.
Jim is a jeweler in
and provided our engagement and wedding rings.
Jimís wife, Amy, is Joelleís personal attendant, as Joelle was
was one of Jimís groomsmen.
8th Grade Basketball
9th Grade Basketball
AHS Varsity Basketball Team
Pat is one of my oldest friends.
A few of the pictures youíve seen or will see show just how long
weíve known each other. While
Pat and I have done a lot of activities Jim and I do, Pat and I donít agree on
a lot of things (when trying to decide if I would live in Uptown I think his
comment was ďIíd hate it, but it might be okay for YOU.Ē
I still donít know what he meant by that). Over
more than twenty years Iíve come to realize that he has one of the best hearts
and is one of the most loyal people Iíve ever met.
Jefferson and Patrick, age 3
Pete and I did most of the activities that Jim,
Pat and I did, just not as long because Pete moved to
in 11th grade. He made
up for the lost time by making stories and memories quickly through his antics.
Peteís all grown up now and mature with a wife and two kids but he
remains one of the most fun people Iíve ever met.
Jefferson & Pete as Jesters in the AHS Madrigal
JT Ė JT and I met through mutual friends but I think we
immediately took a liking to each other somehow.
Heís one of the most intelligent people I know, and oddly, one of the
silliest. A combination I really
enjoy. We lived together for almost
2 years in Uptown, and I got to play a bit role in the most recent feature
length film JT wrote and directed.