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The river claims another young marcher.

by BecomingLuke on July 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

A kid I went to school with when I first moved here, one of the few that was nice to me and the only that stood up for me, was lost today.
There's a river in our town that lots of people go to, and every year it claims about a dozen lives. For the first time I knew who it was.
His name was Jansen and he was a wonderful human being and it breaks my heart that his life was cut so short.


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