To The Daily Sun,
Well, the Grim Reaper got another one recently. This time, it was personal.
Dave F. Cleasby was my mentor. He was an older teammate and coached me in football. He did not teach me how to hustle; he refined it. He did not teach me how to laugh; he taught me how to laugh at myself.
Dave was a "good guy." Yes, he was sarcastic, but his heart was always in the right place.
When I think of all the people of Laconia who have helped me learn and grow, Dave is near the very top of the list.
Even though I never got to be a close friend of his, Dave's memory will always put a smile on my face. My hope is that someday I will be able to carry on his legacy of kindness.
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