To the editor:
A man passed away last week. His obituary was very simple. If you didn’t know him, you probably wouldn’t have noticed it. He wasn’t rich or powerful, and I didn’t really know much about him.
He lived just down the street from me and my family. I had spoken to him a few times, and my husband had conversations with him once in a while. But all I really knew about him was his name, his address and that he rode a bicycle almost everywhere.
The biggest thing though was that he would wave at you as you drove by. It was just a small gesture, but sometimes it would put a smile on my face if I had a bad day. It’s been sad now the past few days to drive by his house and know he won’t be there to wave a little “Hello” to us again. So with this letter, I’m letting the world know that everyone can make a difference, even with something as simple as a wave.
So now I’ll wave you “Goodbye.” Even though I didn’t really know you, I’ll miss you, Alfred “Easy” Johnson.