Two months ago my friend Henry Held went for an early evening swim in the ocean, off the coast of Mexico. It was his last swim, as the current turned on him and he tragically lost his life. Today I shot a couple of pictures of a memorial stone that currently sits outside his Shoe Repair Shop. This is just the kind of day that I would've enjoyed a few minutes chatting with him in the sun - outside his shop. He'd probably be at his favorite crappie hole, though or out for an early Spring ride on his Harley, so I most likely would have missed him.
Just like I'm missing him today. Happy trails, my friend!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Remembering our Friend, Henry
I'm the Marketing Director, Catalog Director and Webmaster at Piragis Northwoods Company and the Boundary Waters Catalog here in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. We specialize in lightweight canoes and camping gear and have been serving our community and the worldwide community of paddlers since 1979. We know our stuff because we get out there and paddle. We are passionate about canoeing and wilderness.