My deepest sympathy to my dear friends David and Sally on your loss. May your father rest in peace. God bless you both.
I had the opportunity to work with Selden as his secretary in 1959 while he served as Assistant and Acting City Manager in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I was so impressed with this young man's intellectual capabilities, his integrity in a political/governmental environment and his endearing sense of humor. Loosing a dear friend is difficult but knowing Selden is at peace is comforting.
I was an intern in 1968-69 when Selden was Research and Budget Director. He set a terrific example for young people in the profession. He was so smart, hard working, yet could have fun. His Gator yell was something else. I will always be thankful for having worked for him and for all he did to make me a better person and a better local government professional.
Thinking about all of you and keeping you in my prayers. My favorite memories of Selden were when we all had the cabin in Pinewood. I got up on the roof and was too afraid to get down. Selden carried me down the ladder with his one arm. Another time when I was in kindergarten, he burst into laughter when I asked, "Selden just what is self-control." I have so many wonderful memories of both Selden and Jo. I am so grateful to have had both of them in my life. May they rest in peace together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Selden will be greatly missed by us. He treated us so good. We are very sad to lose him. We dearly loved him.
All our love,
Tom and Frieda Winkeler
Donna and Ron Zimmerman