When young Reggie many years ago and tragedy struck, Katherine and i rented the trailer beside the house. We tried to help during those tough days. Someone dropped off a load of huge madrone rounds, all twisted grain and burly. I was whacking away at them with the splitting maul and Reggie came out and suggested that i chip away on the edges and then split them. That was a revelation. On Monday, 42 years later, i shared that knowledge with Les Kinney and remembered all the encouraging woods, the good advice, the gentle laugh, God bless you Reggie, you were a natural born prince.