This morning I was told that Bradley Meinert passed away yesterday. He was an arborist I met almost a year ago in Virgin, Utah at the Red Coyote Cafe and then again at the Grower’s Market next to Virgin Goods Book Store.
One morning he called me and told me that he didn’t care that I wasn’t feeling great, that I needed to meet him in Springdale right away, where he was trimming trees. When I got there he took me up in the bucket to see a dove nesting. Then he turned around and told me that he had the best job – he was trimming trees in heaven. He felt lucky to be here in this beautiful area doing what he loved – trimming trees.
I know he’s in heaven because he lived it here, trimming trees, gardening, and hanging out with his friends.