I dont know exactly what to say so I will just say what I am thinking. My cousin Tay called me and gave me the news. I havent seen Earl in a long time and I have read everyone elses messages about school and Earl and I couldnt think of anything recent and I guess life had us on different paths. I was in kindergarten with Earl in Ms. Reagans class, 1st grade in Ms Johnsons class, 2nd grade in Ms Russians class and I think I lost track after that. Me, Earl and James Mccoy were really into drawing and James was the best drawer between us and me and Earl wanted to draw like James and use that good manilla paper without the lines that the teachers wouldnt let us use unless it was for math or something. I think between us we smuggled out about 100 pieces of paper to draw on cause of course it was the good paper! We all liked Ninja Turtles too and James was teaching us how to draw Ninja Turtles and some kinda way I think it was Earls idea that we make a comic book and sell it at Erie Island. They were like 10 cents a piece and James's mom had a copy machine and im really not sure how much we made or how involved I was but i know Earl was holding the money. It wasnt alot of money or anything but I guess it was important to us at the time. So to Earl if you owe me any money out of that endevor dont worry about it i forgive the debt. There will be a day when we all have more than enough stuff to worry about and you probably dont owe me anything but just in case you do I forgive you and if there was anything between us that was the reason we lost touch that I am unaware of I hope you forgive me. Sorry I couldnt have been a better friend to you and I hope your children use all of your best qualities to their advantage and I hope your passing is a sign to everyone that the only thing promised to you is your mortality and its end.