Sunday, August 10, 2008

A tragedy for Minnesota

Less than 24 hours after my post on Friday, it seems callous and tone-deaf.

I grew up going to Bachman's with my parents for pretty much anything plant-related. One of my best friends in high school lived around the corner from - and worked at - their hq and store #1. Bachman's centerpieces were present for every Christmas & Easter. Suffice to say, they're a major part of, to put it a goofy way, the Minneapolis and Minnesota "family." The murder Saturday morning in Beijing of Todd Bachman, CEO of the company, is a senseless tragedy, and is indeed a story that is deeply felt in the Twin Cities. My thoughts go out to the Bachman family.

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