Thanks so much Luan: Unknowingly, Eddie was a teacher of mine from kindergarten to today. He was the toughest guy at Woodrow Wilson and I was the smallest/skinniest. So, I was always a little fearful of Eddie, though he never gave me a reason to be. 12 years later we both graduated from high school and never really got to know each. Finally, in my 40's, I got sober and learned how to be a friend.
THANK YOU FACEBOOK. I finally got to be Eddies friend on Facebook and truely became his friend. He had lived such a great life (much better than I ever did). Career, family and interests that made me envious. He seemed so robust on Facebook, I was shocked and sad to hear he had passed. He was truely one of my greatest teachers.
Love and Respect to his family.