Liz and Alf's entire extended family – my deepest sympathy.
‘Alfie' and I were the best of childhood friends, something that forever stays with you. We definitely shared “our times” and continued sharing when he went to boarding school… and continued more sharing when I left Piqua in the late 60's/ early 70's and he returned for his AUQIP days! (Piqua spelled backwards) (Truly adding to the lore of that ancient town) “man rising from ashes” what is backwards? …but a rebirth, a renewal of soulful peoples. Though we had lost contact and weren't close in our ‘adult' life, I had remained good friends with his two “Flesh” brothers, Henry and Jonathan here in New York. I would always ask and sometimes ‘get' the news from Florida. The last time I saw Alf was when you both came to Henry's memorial. It was also after 911. Another time of renewal. I'm blessed that we shared that time, our earth, and a picnic together in my ‘backyard' community garden in the middle of another ancient town, Manhattan.
Rest in Peace, My Brother