Larry's Latest Interactions
Posted on: Sep 03, 2018 at 11:43 AM
Wish I were near you. Would give you a crushing bear hug.
Amendment colon you clearly missed your calling as a jazz pianist
Posted on: Jul 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM
Hello Sheldon. Happy happy happy. That's a mighty fine-looking airplane. I remember fondly the two of us doing When the Saints Go Marching In at an assembly I can't believe that in those days they allowed one to Blacken the face which I did in my invitation of Satchmo. Fond memories good luck and many more years for you Larry
When Jerry moved from Kemmerer Wyoming to Montpelier to attend high school we met in Louise Adams type class and became best friends. I liked how crazy he was and always willing to have a tremendous amount of fun and adventure. After our missions we lived together while attending State University and dated a wide variety of girls. The summer after graduation we both married and Jerry taught school in Blackfoot Idaho and I went on to graduate school at BYU, t the University of Kansas and John's Hopkins. We stayed in touch by writing letters and talking on the telephone. A couple of times he visited me in Lawrence Kansas. After a couple of years he developed a deadly brain tumor and miraculously survived it after a long and difficult surgery followed by extensive radiation therapy. Some years later he was in a head-on collision in Sardine Canyon but miraculously survived that only to acquire an infection from the finger of a surgical glove left in his chest by the ER doctor in Brigham City who inserted a chest tube immediately after the car accident. After a long struggle to overcome the infection, he succumbed. I had the sad honor of speaking at his funeral service. Jerry has four wonderful sons who are successful in life. He often joked that he wanted me to be a member of his family and even designated a cousin of his whom i should marry. Ironically I met her, fell deeply in love, and married her. This year Nancy Aland and I celebrate our golden wedding anniversary. I have to believe that Jerry is pleased with his matchmaking. I was so sad when my good friend died. And I cherish to this day the many wild and fun times we had together.