I only knew Kent from a hand-written letter he sent to me about 10 years ago. It was in response to a memoir I wrote for the "SUN" on Mother's Day about the difficulties my mother had raising me with polio.
He said he was moved to tears and related some of his memoires of his own mother.
So encouraged was I by his thoughtful letter (and others) I developed my memoir into a novella, "TOO EARLY FOR FLOWERS."
Thanks, Kent. I wish we could have met.