David, or as everyone knew him, “Rabbit“, died several days ago. Rabbit was way too young to die and it underscores the uncertainty of just how long any of us will be here.
As news of his passing spread, I was taken back by the wide range of condolences that have poured in. Some were from friends and co-workers, but what really surprised me was the wide range of fair folks that knew and had special feelings for him.
Rabbit didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He was kind and caring. He would help anybody do anything without a single thought of what wasin it for him.
Rabbit assisted the show in many thankless ways. Everyday at opening time he would patrol the Midway as the “Uniform Police.” Ironically Rabbit did so in his beige shirt, brown vest, jeans and of course, his famous cowboy hat. If you didn’t know better you would think he was a duly sworn deputy at one of our Texas events.
Rabbit’s legacy is not as simple as how Rabbit lived his life. For me, his legacy will be for us all to remember to be kind to everyone and take the time to pay attention to others (and their) needs, for we cannot be assured of a chance to do it tomorrow.