By: Edd Hogan
I was visiting the Randells when Mat was a little kid. As I was walking with Craig out to the car as we got to the sidewalk and I heard Mat yell my name. He was rollerblading with kneepads, elbow pads, and helmet and coming towards me very fast. So I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, sorta challenging him as he got closer. All of a sudden he threw himself into a slide on the kneepads, sliding very fast at me. He came to a stop right at my feet. He looked up and said he just wanted to say “BYE”. This kinda sums up Matt as I knew him until the last time I saw him.