The late Chad Presswood (1969-1999) was Bronson’s best friend. For those of you who have spent a bunch of time here on PLL, you may know that I’ve referred to him as my “guardian angel” for some very special reasons which I spoke about at the Spirit of Hope Awards last year.
Last year, our friend Christine in Naples sent us Chad’s sparkly aluminum tree, which had remained in her possessions after his death, as a Christmas gift. It’s become a very special part of our holiday tradition. (I joked with Bronson yesterday how pleased Chad would be that we have not one, not two, but THREE Christmas trees at our house—and all of them sparkle like a disco ball).
This week as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I’m thinking about Chad, wishing his personality was still here to reflect and grace the many lives he touched, and who miss him very much.