Had a more upbeat entry in the works, but maybe I'll save that for tomorrow. I spoke with a good buddy of mine who lives out in Jersey and is moving to Baltimore. He worked for Merrill Lynch and left in September for a job at T.Rowe Price. Nice timing! Anyway, after we caught up, he told me about a mutual friend of ours and co-worker at Morningstar who passed away.
Jay Tight was in his mid 30's and really nice guy. We golfed at a charity outing together and even hooped it up in the Morningstar Basketball League (MBL). He since had gotten married, moved to Tampa and had three kids. As a wholesaler of investment vehicles, I'm sure he was living a pretty good life. Apparently he was in a car accident shortly after Christmas. Very sad story.
His car swerved into a bridge column at about 1:00 in the afternoon at the intersection of hwy 75 and 275 just south of St. Petersburg. Very odd circumstances and an awful result. It looks like it was a pretty quick death though, if there's any upside at all to a tragedy like this.