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Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day
Sad news. As we all approach the 65 milestone we will begin to see more of these sad events.
We should try to remember that all of us have come a long way and accomplished many things of which we can be proud. Certainly that can be said for Scott.
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
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