I am so sorry Ed lost his battle so quickly! He will always be a part of our family through the carved ornaments I bought for my gradkids for over 10 years! and my late husband helped draw designs for him, as well as taking photos of his completed ornaments. I especially will miss Ed's 'special' sense of humor!! We became friends over the years though Prairie State, and shared more that a few laughs.I was the one who ordered his watchband calendars over the last few years. Peace and love to all the family.