When I came up with the idea for the MatthewJshow a few years back, I called my good friend Glenn Hafner. When I told him about my grand plans for the show, he was sold. Just a few days before our first show, Glenn died of a heart attack. Glenn was only 51. I had just spoken to Glenn the previous night about our first show. It’s been two years to the day that Glenn died. I’ve done dozens of shows in the past two years covering the topics that Glenn and I discussed many times over the years. Glenn was a local Republican politician who represented his precinct for over 25 years. We had different views on politics, but I think it would have made the show interesting. What made Glenn different than most, was his ability to answer just about any question with authority. I often asked Glenn some obscure question and Glenn would provide a lengthy response. Glenn would take the time and patience to make sure you understood.
Glenn lived life to the fullest. He liked politics, guns, and food. Most people don’t realize the impact they have on those around them. The important lesson I learned from Glenn is to take time to get know the people around you. You might just be surprised or inspired to make a difference in the world. Glenn’s legacy of decency will always be remembered.