My condolences to you and all of your family with Ed's passing.
For many years, the Rubber Boot Net was the start of my day as I headed to work. If Ed wasn't Net Control he was always one of the first to check in. For me, and I am sure for many others, he was the first person we talked to each morning!
Those exchanges were interesting and always enjoyable and I often think about them.
The Pot Lid Net, the OVMRC, the QCW, and checking in to countless Nets ... I know both of you have made a huge contribution to Amateur Radio and all of the values it represents, and have the respect and appreciation of many hams.
I consider myself lucky to have known Ed, and to know you.