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All our Love, Thoughts, and Prayers are with Clay and Paula Gustin

Dodds Hayden - Thursday, May 24, 2012

All Our Love, Thoughts, and Prayers are with Clay and Paula Gustin.

I answered the phone on Sunday afternoon to receive the worst work-related call of my career.  I was informed that one of our drivers, one of our first hires upon entering the North Idaho market, had lost his 5-year old son a couple hours earlier.  I spoke with Clay and offered all the help our Hayden Beverage Family could give.  And he told me of the freak accident that took his son, Rhett. It was an accident, one that warrants no blame, could not be predicted, and occured while Clay and Paula were supporting other family members and Rhett was being watched by a trusted, responsible person.

Clay is one of the true good guys.  He is responsible, passionate, friendly and helpful -  everything you would ask for in a father, husband, friend, or co-worker.  That something like this would happen to him and his family is another testament to the fragility and precious nature of life.

This article was in the CDA paper.  And if you can finish it without crying, you are a hell of a lot tougher than me.

We love you, Clay and Paula.  We are thinking of you constantly, and we are here for you.

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