Jerry and I have been very good friends ever since we were in sixth grade back in 1956. There are very few other people whom I have known (other than family) and kept in regular contact with longer than that. Though we lived in different cities after 1963, we continued to keep in touch, via letters, phone calls, and occasional visits. He was always someone I could count on, whether to discuss an idea, share some interesting experience, or ponder a problem. He always had time to listen, and, rare person that he was, he really listened, was concerned, and always had perceptive, thoughtful and original things to say about whatever was the topic of the day. It is a bit ironic that I am now posting this via computer, a medium of communication that Jerry rarely used.