Richard Taylor and I met ever so briefly before a football game back in the days of the Beavermobile, but we had a longtime internet friendship that spanned Pure-Orange and The Pit, then Facebook. RT, knowing I was a big fan of the The Glove sent me a framed, autographed Sports Illustrated magazine with GP on the cover from his days in the Sonic green and yellow. Totally unsolicited. I'll admit I was super nervous when he asked for my home address. I didn't want to receive 100+ magazine subscriptions in the mail. I loved his tales and unrelenting pestering of Duck fans. I'll miss him. Rest in peace good buddy.
The family will be having a private, family only, ceremony in Bend .... but will have a celebration of some kind in Corvallis later on (probably closer to football season).
I'll keep everyone informed as I get details.
I just happened to land on a page with references to my posts, which are pretty few, and found this thread about BM's passing. It really stirred my emotions this morning and brought a mist to my eyes as I recalled the pure pleasure, entertainment and friendship he provided me over a LONG period of time - despite the fact we seldom say each other face to face.
IS there some kind of celebration/memorial loosely planned for sometime this season? I would like to show up for that if so.