We lost our very good friend Bruce Vandersall in October.  He was one of my best friends and there are scores of people who could say the same thing.  Bruce was a good friend to everyone.  He also bled maroon and gold.  He was a coach for the Gophers football team and his son was a member of the baseball team and daughter a member of the gymnastics team.  I don't know anyone who met Bruce wasn't immediately a friend of his.  He was a fun guy and always showed interest in everyone he talked to.  I miss him dearly and hurt for his family on this, the first Christmas without him.  God bless my friend, Bruce.