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by Ellen Hildreth
from the Brægen August 1986

That crooked smile; the ever-present cigarette; and only Ballantine's scotch (he simply refused to drink any other brand); extraordinary pride in his three children (when the twin girls were born, he said, he was so nervous he popped a stick of Juicy Fruit gum in his mouth and lit it up!); a love of classical music and the ballet; great frustration that he wasn't a better teacher for his guitar students; stubborn; resistant to change; always ready for a good argument; a friend.