October 18th, 2011 categories: Miscellany
Flags are flying at half mast at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel for Dan Wheldon. It’s a gray day, appropriate for the sadness we feel in St Petersburg. Dan’s death at the Indy500 race in Las Vegas on Sunday was shocking and brought tears to our eyes. Though originally from England, for the last few years Dan and his family have made St Pete their home, and he was truly one of us. He and Susie and Sebastian and Oliver ate beside us in downtown restaurants and often walked by our office on Beach Drive. He was open and caring and one of us. We’ll miss you, Dan Wheldon! Susie – we hope you and the boys will continue to call St Pete home.