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I did not know Al well but as a WJ Alumnus it is very sad to see this happen. Pancreatic Cancer is particularly virulent and very difficult to overcome. I have had several friends succumb to this insidious disease.
Condolences to Al's family.
Happy Birthday. Sorry to be 2 days late. Seattle is an interesting town and i bet you enjoy it. Lovely spot on the water, and especially nice when the sun is out.
My sophmore year at Duke we played the University of Washington in Seatlle. Never forgot seeing Mt. Rainer for the first time as we flew into SeaTac airport. They had a Quarterback named Sonny Sixkiller, a full blooded native American, who beat us in the last 2 minutes wih a 60 yard touchdown pass. Great trip though.
Hope that you are doing well. Hope to see you at the 50 year reunion.
All the Best,
Scott was a teammate of mine on the Walter Johnson basketball team. He was not the best player, nor was he the most talented, not by a long shot. However he always worked very hard and did a lot of what you would call, the "grunt work" - taking charges, diving for loose balls, etc. He was also a very personable guy and very likeable.
One always wonders why some people have their lives cut so short. Some would say it it is part of a "plan" but I am not sure that the planning filters down to that low a level. Sometimes people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time in a world of random events.
Bruce - nice to see the card and it provides a nice opportunity to remember Scott. These things help to keep memories alive and consequently those who have left us in our collective minds. Thank you for taking the time to share this with everyone.
Mark Landon '75
Posted on: May 21, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: May 01, 2017 at 7:52 AM
Great reunion this past weekend. Met several folks that I really did not know from my time at WJ and that was very nice. Julie and Liz; I wish I had known you in 1971.
Also got to hang out with my old football teammates, the senior core attached. We had a small team with regard to numbers (less than 25) but we made up for it with heart and athletic ability. Perhaps one of the best of all time at WJ and we get better every year that passes. HaHa!!
Thanks to everyone who attended. It means a lot to me.
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