<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Matt was the very first person I meet at the Hotel at TDIFest this year, and we had some great conversations (including washing our cars for the Fest). I'm grateful I at least go to meet him. We won't forget you Matt.I went to your forum page on Matt, It's nice to see that so many people met and liked him. He was quite a guy and the best friend any body could ever have. We met in high school, what seems like a million years ago. We had a lot of good times together, bad times too, but, we were always there for each other. His parents died 17 years ago and he only has a few relatives left in Ct. and they are all elderly. He has one cousin he kept in touch with.
My family and him were and always will be close. We were there for him when his Mom and Dad died, and now we are there for him. What more can you do for a friend?
Matt was the best man in my wedding. I'm sorry I'll never be able to return the favor.
Reading through the tributes to Mat, I saw what The Ripster, and TDI Believer said about his hat. I am sending along a picture of "Switca of Arabia" Please post it for me. You can also post this letter if you want.
I'm glad to see that you guys miss Matt, because he is sorely missed here.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I arrived at TDI fest 2000 with my partner and we met Tazz and Garret and a few other people in the parking lot. One of them was Switca. He and another gentleman and myself and JP went for breakfast. Your comment on advice struck a chord with me... he told me I shouln't be eating so much fatty bacon... and that is how I learned of his health problems. He was so at ease with the hand God dealt him, he was truly inspirational. After an hour of chatting it was like we were old friends. I am sorry that I will never get to meet him again in this lifetime... sorrier still for what his family must be going through.Originally posted by BAMA TDI:
Switca will be missed around here.He gave me advice on more than one occassion.