Thinking of you and your family today and I'm sincerely sorry I can't be there for the service. Want to share something with you. Many times over the years., I told your dad he was every bit as good with feature reporting as Charles Kuralt, of CBS "On The Road" fame. Allen would brush that aside and accuse me of bias, because of our friendship. I'd admit to the bias,but remind him that it in no way changed the facts. He was as good a feature reporter as I've known or seen. I've cherished our friendship for more than 30 years and have had a heavy heart since learning of Allen's death.
God bless you all.