Friday Finds: This Friday Finds Many Friends Grieving

Today we mourn the loss of a good friend.  We join the many here today in Minneapolis who awoke this Friday either already in anguish or soon to be from the senseless tragedy at Accent Signage Systems last evening.  We learned just this morning that one of the bright faces we saw every morning and every evening will shine no more.  Keith.  Hirshfield’s UPS Man.  Always friendly.  Always upbeat.  Always professional.  They don’t come much better.  And we were lucky.  A smile in the morning deliveries.  That same smile in the evening for last minute pickups.  Like the bookends for a good day, Keith was there.  Yes, we were lucky.  Keith made us all feel good — feel good about ourselves and the simple connections that make a day, make a life seem worthwhile.  We will miss Keith — we will miss the bookends, that unwavering example of being “such a good guy” to all he encountered here at Hirshfield’s — and our hearts grieve all the more for his family and loved ones.  No question your spirit, Mr. Keith Basinski, will get expedited delivery to its final rest.

5 Responses
  1. Kristine Nesheim Dunn

    Keith was a very dear and close friend. I happened upon this and it really touched my heart. Everything that was said in this article is true. He was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for writing this.

  2. Cassandra

    I know he’s in heaven and I love the way your phrased it. His face radiated love, joy & happiness EVERY DAY. The world was a better place because he was in it, and worse for his leaving. Sending prayers to his family & friends.

  3. Linda F.

    Keith was a friend of mine from college – he was one of the first friends I made when I transferred to North Central, he smile, his warmth, his kindness and his love for others has followed him through the years. Thanks for posting this.

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