Last Saturday, Doc. Harvey died in his sleep,
to me he was a great wonderful friend. I had known Doc. since the
5th grade, which translates into about 58 years. Doc. was always
just a friendly, warm, wonderful person. Doc and myself had some
marvelous, mischievous escapes in school which we greatly enjoyed.
After I graduated from high school we totally lost contact and even
though we had been close friends in school, neither made an attempt
to contact the other. One day about 5 years ago a friendly deep
voice came on the line, and when he said I should know who it was, I
good naturedly told the mystery voice, I do not need insurance or
investments. Doc. laughingly said he had the best in both fields,
then he told me who he was, I almost fell out of my seat. Then I ask
him where he was, in Huntington, or close to it. We proceeded to
talk for almost an hour, he told me about losing his wife and about
our past. After that we always talked at least once a month. the
last time I talked to Doc. was June 27 ,2010,he said he was not
going to the reunion this year. but next year we would have a great
time at our 50th. I reminded the 2009 reunion when he and I had a
great time. Recently, I told Al and Allan that the last time I had
seen Doc. was the 2009 reunion and what a good time we had had. Doc.
was a truly great, loyal friend, and it hit me kinda hard, the rest
of my life I will always miss him. You cannot praise a person much
more than to say you will miss them and absolutely know they are in
heaven, I can say both about Doc.