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Conrad Anderson dies in Tragic Accident

Conrad Anderson took several Whip and Western classes at SSQQ in 1999. In addition, Robert Curtis remembers him as a frequent attendee of our Tuesday Longhorn events. I remember Conrad as a ruggedly handsome, likeable guy. He worked out a lot and had a physique reminiscent of Sylvester Stallone with big shoulders and a narrow waist. He was also an accomplished Martial Arts practitioner. In fact, I heard he was either an expert or close to it. An engineer, he was currently working for Paragon Engineering here in Houston at the time of his death. 

Conrad was tragically killed in a Car/Bicycle accident. As related in the Houston Chronicle, on Sunday, May 7th, Conrad and his friend were out riding their bicycles Sunday morning at 8:15 am when they were both struck by a vehicle traveling a high rate of speed in northwest Harris County. 

The accident occurred along FM 2920, Waller-Tomball Road. Conrad was dead at the scene and Cynthia suffered a broken leg. She is hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Hospital in fair condition. 

A 16-year-old Tomball boy was driving the car that struck the cyclists. The teen's Cadillac was traveling at a high rate of speed when it approached a curve and spun out of control. 

Dawn Elliott was another of Conrad's friends here at the studio. As she wrote to me, his death served as a serious "reality check" for her. We are reminded once again that whether it's going good or going bad, it could all be over in a matter of seconds. 

He is survived by at least one daughter - Amanda Curtis. Oddly, his last message to her was an email regarding GRACE and an acrostic he had made up based on those letters...GRACE = Godís Riches At Christís Expense. 

Although I did not know Conrad well, his passing is indeed very tragic because he was a good man who was in the prime of his life. His loss of course is yet another painful reminder to cherish our lives and to embrace those who are close to us.

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