NOT A BOTHER, HOPE....
Hope, you suggested that we all try to get together and talk about JD---that you hoped your suggestion wouldn't be a bother.....I think JD would be the first to do it for one of us if roles were reversed.....
Not a bother Hope and you are indeed right about JD...I remember back a few years ago when Ron Wee passed away...Jd was at the forefront of it all bringing to light who, what, why, and how Ron Wee affected/effected us all...In fact, one of the topics listed hereon mentions being in Ron's memory. Strange, this site of ours---hell, strange as the Vietnam war was and still is to a lot of us.....I agree with you Hope that we should 'circle the wagons' ---go about this in a way the will recall JD, to and for each of us....Without divulging any confidences that may have been established between JD and myself on those long, long, telephone conversations, I just bet I could make a lot of you smile about it all. He was not an 'empty suit' but had donned a coat of may colors over his lifetime...Shoot, I don't want to sound or be morbid about it all....Old Boss Man would have been the first to discourage those tendencies....Again, as I so often do, I recall that nautical song by Roger Whittaker, THE LAST FAREWELL: 'I have no fear of death, it brings no sorrow, but how bitter will be that last farewell....."....Go for it Ms. Army, jump in there and tell us about the JD you come to know as a friend....and you Mith, and Berto and Gunner.....Judge, you and Ginga sure can do it!!!!! I recall once an extended phone conversation in which JD was telling me about being involved in some law enforcement, undercover work---I tell you, I had to wipe the phones reciever off from tears of laughter being shed on that stupid thing....JD, thanks for the memories...Chief