Posted by Dan (184.108.40.206) on October 04, 2000 at 20:20:55:
It was a great shock to me, as I am sure it was to everyone to hear about the passing of Edie. He is the first of us "baby boomers" and it is not only sad, but reminds us of how fragile the gift of life can be.
As a child, I remember playing in Uncle Jack's "pine room" and Edie was always very friendly and seemingly had an endless supply of neat toys. One time, he gave up that ultra-comfy leather chair to let me watch thier new "color TV". I was honored.
As an adult, it was my impression that if Edie wanted something, he would get it done, even if it meant going straight to the top. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and had the courage to try his hand at new and unique ventures.
It is my understanding that he was going to Rome this fall and was scheduled to have an audience with the Pope. Knowing Edie, I'll bet he just decided to by-pass the "middle-man" and go straight to the top!
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