Weddings and Funerals

Personal by on January 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

As I’ve gotten older, the event that has consistently brought friends together has been weddings. As my friends have settled the weddings have grown less frequent.

With one exception. Every year for the last seven, a good friend has organized a trip to Park City. A dozen college friends made the trip each year. Not everyone came every year, but everyone came every few years.

This will be the first year that I haven’t made the trip.

I’ve just learned about the only other event that consistently gets old friends together - funerals. Scott Cook, a friend from I think fifth grade just passed away. I’ve only seen him sporadically since high school. Last time was a few years back at Sebastian’s wedding.

As my college friends have gotten older, the annual trip to Park City has gotten harder. I suppose it is fitting that the one-time I can’t make the trip I’ve never been so reminded of its value.

I’m excited about seeing my high school friends again, but I wish it was under better circumstances.


  1. Rahul Pathak — February 1, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Great thoughts, Dave. As someone who hadn’t made the Park City trip for a few years, two things stood out. One, your absence. Two, how great it was to reconnect with our friends.

    I’m sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I hope you make it back to Park City next year. I know I will.

  2. Barn Weddings — June 7, 2011 @ 4:11 am

    Well, if out time is coming closer we can think of this sometimes.

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