Friday, August 24, 2012

At last night's memorial service

Thank you to the five police officers from the 3rd Precinct and to 60 of Ped's friends and family who attended last night's celebration Ped's life on the I-94 and Riverside off ramp. Channel 5 has a video of us at the restaurant.

The walk was calming because we could feel Ped's presence, but we could not stop our tears when we got to the site of where Ped died. Here are some pictures from last night that tell the story better than I can.

Ped's mother and father

close up of flowers
more flowers
11:08 pm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

11:08 pm, August 23, 2011

I have not been to the I-94 Riverside Avenue off ramp since August 24 of last year. I went to it eight times that day, but have not been back since. I do not take that exit, and if I drive by I look away as I go by. For me, it is a place of sadness and death.

Tonight is the first anniversary of Ped's death and I will visit the exit ramp tonight at 11:08 to pay my respects.

Each day at the restaurant I am reminded of Ped's life and how he lived. I haven't slept for three days now thinking about going back tonight to where he died.

Ped, I still miss you every day.