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Thursday, November 8, 2012

R.I.P. Old Fool

Internet friends and blog commenters come and go. From Old Fool's last blog entry on September 23rd it was obvious he was in very bad shape:
"When I got up from my nap Thursdays my mouth did not work right. Head seemed OK but what came out of my mouth was gibberish. It carried over to writing. I can't to seem to spell or touch type either. It seems a little better today although it has taken 40 forty minutes to type this so far. If it was not for spell checker you would not be able to read this."
I sent him emails inquiring about his well-being, which went unanswered. Today I really went looking and of course there was a blog comment to his last posting. Richard T. Swain-Herrington is gone. He died of a stroke the same day. 

5 comments:

Johann Rissik said...

Oh no.

I guess he'd be pleased to know we got his last message.

Thank you for alerting us.

Johann Rissik said...

These vicarious blog friendships touch me more deeply than I had realized.

Silk Hope said...

And time marches on. God Speed Old Fool.

Mimbres Man said...

RIP

Mimbres Man said...

RIP