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Kevin Wolf

RIP, Dick. And condolences to his family.

Lance, your description of him and his mindset and his accomplishments reminds me of someone I knew and lost about two years ago. I feel that maybe I and my cohort haven't come close to filling the shoes of the particular generation we are beginning now to lose in numbers.

Ian Welsh

I've known men like him, but not quite him. My condolences, all of those who have our heart are a loss when they go, but he was a man we can all regret losing, I think.


I'm sad for your loss, Lance. You certainly gave immortality to Merlin's father here in this post.

mac macgillicuddy

In hopes that Uncle Merlin reads this, I just want to say that I have my own memories of his father, and Lance's eulogy strikes a very familiar chord. Your loss, Merlin, is ours too, and I am very sorry for it.

Uncle Merlin

Wonderful Lance! Just wonderful! We did it right in Schenectady didn't we!

Uncle Merlin


My condolences to Uncle Merlin and his family.

Cleveland Bob

Condolences all around, Lance.

Would you be so kind to eulogize me when I pass? You've got a special gift mon ami.

Anna and Lee in Salt Lake City

Thank you for sharing and giving such a warm remembrance of the king of flinty. Our condolences to Uncle Merlin, who always remains in our hearts and stories.


Bob, I'd be glad to but I thought you knew. There's an implicit agreement between me and all my friends and acquaintances---none of you are allowed to die before me.

UM, when you get here, the first dinner the blonde is planning to make for you is one of your favorites, but for our second dinner we should order up a real Schenectady Special---a feast of egg rolls, won-ton soup, and ribs!

Uncle Merlin

Oooooo Won-Ton soup, I'm on my way!


Greg Bradt

"What is more wise than to be kind, and what is more kind than to understand." Good job "Lance"
"Merlin" old buddy, You know how deeply saddened I am for your loss. While the miles keep us apart, I keep you and all the wonderful, riotous times we shared next to my heart. Love you, man.
Greg (Sorry I have no alias)

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