Daniel Slater

Dearest Missed Dan,

It’s been 8 years since you passed and a lot has happened in my life. I graduated High school, I still live with my dad, I tried Tech school. That didn’t work out as planned, so I took a break from school for a long time. I’ve been working off and on.

I will never forget the last night I saw you and it was as if you knew what was going to happen. When I said I’d see you later you gave me a hug like I had never gotten and whispered “Goodbye, I love you.” I have never forgotten that night. The look in your eyes of knowing that the inevitable was coming.

The accident you were in walking to your cousin’s house the next night was written in history, our friend Fee* named her first born son after you. I hope that makes smile.

My new friend North and I had lunch with you at your grave 2 years ago. We brought cider and sandwiches. I thought you would enjoy the company. That was the only way I could introduce her to my childhood friend.

Also I met a man named Nick recently, strange meeting, but I am very much in love with him. Don’t let him know that because I don’t want to scare this one away. I can see a future with this one. I’ve had to travel a lot though to keep in touch with him. the past 3 months it’s been traveling to Dallas, TX, and soon it will be me traveling alone to NY every weekend, or at least until he’s done with construction on his place, then he will probably be visiting me…hopefully. I’m tired of being the only one doing the traveling.

Well I guess I should finish this letter. I just want you to know I haven’t forgotten you, even if it seems like it at times. But you’re always in my head and as long as I live I will never forget you.

-Kimmi Carr