Dan was my stepfather for a season. He taught me a lot in those few years. I was a pretty wild pre-teen and he was very good to me. He showed us how to work hard and how to have fun. I was very discouraged when he was removed from my life. I'd hoped I would have had him give me advice and direction as he was always willing to do. I remember when I was entered into a ping pong tournament at school and he took me down to our basement and played with me, giving me tips and working on my serve and backhand. He was a kind and generous man to me.