Good evening, Netizens...
It is with a sad heart I note that today an old friend, ally and thousands of hours of homespun farm humor, most of which would be considered too risque for even Community Comment, has finally passed away this morning after many months of illness induced by a stroke and/or cancer. Jack Garrett, a retired farmer, computer aficionado and homespun philosopher had been a friend of mine for over 20 years, and an original member of the Phoenix newsgroup which I founded and maintained for over a decade.
Articulately profane in some of his stories, nearly all of which were swear-to-God-true, in his later years, Jack was forced by his deteriorating health, to sit staring at the television, watching movies or otherwise waiting for his many friends to come by for a visit. Still, he had a selection of earthy stories that, given only the slightest urging, could be told in a heartbeat.
At present, the time and location of his funeral or memorial are still in-process. Once I know the pertinent details I will post them.
I will truly miss him.