Posted on: Sep 24, 2018 at 12:46 PM
i posted a memory for Mark Reid but this site isn't set up to send notifications when you post on someone else's site. I don't know html well enough so it could take a lot of new code and links to make that happen and I don't want to create more work. I'm glad this site is here and I recommend sending in a few bucks to support it. (I believe I had to send a check. Perhaps there could be a link to send in donations to for support?) Anyway, here is what I wrote about Mark Reid:
On this quiet Sunday morning my mind has drifted to Mark Reid. I don’t know of anyone who did not like him and appreciate his sense of humor. He was a funny guy.
One of my best memories was in…I think it was 8thgrade. (Hey, it’s been a while.) We had to debate the pros and cons of smoking pot. I was given the honor of extolling its virtues and he had to demonize it.
On the morning of the debate I stopped outside the Dearborn Drive-in, out front where the sign was, and amongst the shrubs and whatever was growing there, smoked a joint with some friends. (I thought at the time it would give me insight and bolster my argument. It didn’t.)
I don’t remember the outcome of the debate. (Hey, I was high, what can I say?) But a few years later Mark and I would be sharing a joint at some party or other and I’m glad I got to know him and appreciate his love of Monty Python and more.
by the way, a while back I had the opportunity to read my book, Where Does Time Go? at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. It's a short book. But a great book.
There's a link on youtube.
I am so sorry you lost your dad at such a young age. I hope you can find more about your dad from the great people on this site. Good luck
My thoughts and prayers are with you my good friend.
My hope is that his life was full, his heart was full, and he had known and brought joy. I remember Manfred being a very nice person, friendly and generous. By the comments here, he has left a trail of good friends who think well of him. Peace, Manfred.
Rich and I were good friends in and out of School, We tipped a few beers at the Robindale Bar. R.I.P. My friend.
Great teacher we had fun in his Class Tim Landelius 1971
Posted on: Sep 07, 2016 at 4:29 PM
Hey, Lee, Mary Averill here. Nice to see your profile, thanks for sharing!
Who could possibly forget all the escapades you and Dad got yourselves into. I think my favorite was when you both decided to go to California, Christmas Shopping. I can still see the look on Mom and Mrs. Tates face, priceless. Thanks for so many good memories.