I guess we’re getting to that stage that people my age are dying.
Back in 1995, a great kid that I went to high school with died. I remember getting that weird call from a former fellow student. David Oransky had been driving down the Palisades Parkway, lost control of the vehicle, and wrapped his car around a tree, and instantly killed. He was in a number of my AP courses, and we played together in the orchestra (school and country and state festivals.) He was such a bright kid…… a great kid.
I just found out this week that another junior high / high school classmate had died about five years ago. His name was Jason Green. He was a bit of a goofball who asked a lot of honestly dumb questions, but he was a good guy. On Facebook, one of my HS friends (Bradd) had written the following status quote:
….wishes he could wish JASON GREEN a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! He would have been 33 today.
Yeah, Jason Green from High School. The one and only. He died 5 years ago this past February. He was highly allergic to peanuts, went to dinner with some friends in the city one night, ate a baked clam that was apparently brushed with peanut oil, & collapsed on the floor of his apartment building lobby and died about a half hour later.