Dr. Allums was my father's fraternity brother at Centenary and later his doctor. He drove to Dallas and spoke at the dedication of the Thomas Winship Richardson Grove, a park on the Trinity River in Irving, Texas when it was dedicated about ten years ago. His message was humorous and his presence was irreplaceable, as he was the only lifetime friend of my father to attend. I had lunch with Bill after my mother, Dorothy Kelly Richardson, died last November, and again this spring when I was in town. He was a pleasure to be with, for friends of any age. When my mother died, and now, I found it hard to accept that the book is now closed, the curtains drawn, and all the memories of my parents' lives that I had taken for granted will not fully be appreciated by my children or anyone else. Bill was a link to my parents. I am sorry that I wasn't there for the funeral. I will really miss him.
Thomas W. Richardson, Jr.