We are the Poker Boys, of which Ed (also known as Fast Eddie) was a member. In 1976 a small group of guys from work decided we should play poker. We decided that the first Friday following our monthly pay check was the best day of the month to play because that was the only day we were all sure to have money. We drank cases of beer, told bawdy jokes, most smoked, we snacked on chips and peanuts, and we played till 2AM. As the decades have passed the snacks have become elaborate meals and we drink far less than a single case of beer. We now quit at midnight, no one smokes, and no one can remember jokes. Our hair has become thinner and whiter and our waistlines grew, but the strength and depth of our friendships grew too. Oh we'll probably fill Fast Eddie's seat at the table as we have when we lost other members, but Fast Eddie could never be replaced nor will he be forgotten. A better friend, a better man, than Fast Eddie Behrens is few and far between.
So Eddie one last time we the Poker Boys say this to you… Deal'm !