Gratitude For 2 Great Men
Saturday, December 15, 2018
This week, as it comes to a close, has become for me a time of gratitude and reflection.
Our city this week has lost two great men. I will remember them both with infinite appreciation.
As a child who lost his father when I was nine years old, I have always been extraordinarily grateful to those who became role models for my personal and professional development.
Great people who took the time and who cared enough to teach me.
Bill Bennett and Tom Caldwell are at the top of that list. I was fortunate as a young attorney to be “assigned“ to Mr. Caldwell. The lessons that he taught me relating to personal and professional responsibility and generosity will be with me forever.
I was also fortunate through my career to interact with Mr. Bennett, as I practiced my profession. My most prominent memory of Mr. Bennet is that, no matter how busy he was, he always stopped and took time to help me and to mentor me. He always did so with a special smile. That was his giving and endearing nature.
I am sad but also very grateful to have known these two wonderful men. God bless them and their families.