To Diane. I am tearful as I just found out Dick had passed nearly two years ago now. I was always amazed when I received a Christmas card from you two! I never expected anything return! I will never forget the first time I met John, Dick and Steve after my first concert experience at the Swing Auditorium in beautiful San Bernardino, CA! I last communicated with Dick a few years ago by mail. He had told me he would be performing with PP&M in Escondido, CA that fall. I was planning to attend but Mary became ill and the concert was cancelled. She passed not long after that. The world has lost a wonderful, kind hearted man and an amazingly talented musician. I will never forget his kindness or yours Diane. I will miss him as I miss John. The music lives on! It makes me sad to listen sometimes. John's music got me through my really tough teen years. Dick and the other musicians were all a part of
my life too. I realized the other day John would be 70 this year. The world's loss is heaven's gain. Can't wait to see them there. May mercy, peace and
love be multiplied to you. God bless. My deepest sympathy.