We all know that Brad liked to laugh; he could have you holding your sides
within minutes of entering the room. He had funny catch phrases and just lived
life. I wanted to talk about his life in an upbeat way. While we are sad I think
we should to laugh and remember him the way he was. I am going to share some of
my fond memories and some funny stories. I think he would appreciate the type of
little speech I have worked up for him.
One time Brad thought we would try out the new karaoke bar down the street.
It was pretty packed and they were just getting started for the evening. When we
entered the sing off we didn't realize we wouldn't get to choose the duet that
we had to sing. When it was our turn to go they chose Sonny and Cher I Got you
Babe. Brad sang all of Cherís parts, but we had to sing to each other, it was
both embarrassing and hilarious. Brad made a good Cher, and we actually won that
round. The round of Don't Go Breaking My Heart was another story when we got
brave and decided I was going to try and lift him up to spin him around.
Needless to say after we both fell in the middle of the stage we didnít win any
more rounds. We always went back to that same bar and entered the contest when
we needed a good laugh, or one of us was having a bad week. I know some of you
witnessed some of our performances. While we shattered your ear drums, you will
be happy to know that we had fun doing it. I know everyone here knows that one
of his best attributes was that he didnít take everything so seriously and just
had a good time.
He loved pulling pranks even when we were really little. One time he told me
he was going to go hide in the dryer and scare his mom when she went to do
laundry. I thought this was a great plan and I was going to wait until he was
hidden and then hide and watch. I waited and snuck into the laundry room to
wait. It took forever but his mother finally came in to switch the clothes over.
I hid a snicker while I watched her toss wet clothes in on top of him, and then
she turned the dryer on. My heart stopped and I ran out from my hiding space
scaring his mother to death, only to hear Brad laughing from outside the door. I
think that we all have a funny story or two we can share about Brad, and that is
what will keep him alive in our hearts. While I am going to miss him terribly, I
will always remember the great times we had together.