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Dear Alice: I'm so sorry for your loss, and for the loss of such an honest and genuine man. Our world needs more of them.

June Jacobs, CCP


Beautiful obit, Alice.


Thank you for the beautiful and humbling piece.

John McIlwain

Lovely tribute, Alice. It's lovely to know that the warmth of good people can radiate beyond their immediate lives.


Lovely blog. I just heard Christian Chaussard had a fatal tractor accident last week. Two great men left us, no idea they knew each other. Uncanny feeling that only the nice people seem to have this bad luck these days.
PS love your work


There's a beautiful Hebrew proverb everyone should remember when it comes to the passing of people we love....

"Say not in grief, "He is no more.", but live in thankfulness that he was."


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