Lin Rodman never wanted to handle the grief over his son's accidental death all by himself. As the year 1995 was drawing to an end, his son had been on a hiking vacation with his wife. Each was just 30 years old, and each died as a result of being hit by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel.
Just before he had been notified of the horrible accident, Rodman, a Harpswell resident, had received a postcard from the couple and part of the message said "We're on the road from hell. I hope we make it."