It was with shock and sadness I heard about my good Pal John passing. My daughter Mary was about to visit him on Sunday afternoon, but a call to arrange the best time went unanswered in the morning. Inquiring at the hospital, and eventually talking to Ted, Mary learned the sad news.
I talked with John on Friday, he was really too weak to talk then, so we planned a Skype chat for Sunday.
John and I have been good friends ever since our grad student days in Seattle in the early 1960s. John found a wonderful place and a great landlady near the university before I arrived; then she took me in so John would have a pal!! We have been pals since then and visited from time to time. Even shared an enjoyable couple of weeks vacation in Mexico a few years ago.
Many others here have given glowing tributes to John - I can only repeat those and agree.
I will miss You Pal; your friendship, our chats and arguments, lately on Skype, your recent campaigns on various important issues, like GMOs and the criminal Monsanto conspiracy, etc.
We shell also miss our planned Mexican vacation next February, but then, you are in a better place with Toni.
Rest in Piece my Good Friend!!!
Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm