after writing the last entry I rememberd an article which appeard in the Elyria paper many years ago. I was able to locate it in my files & was abt to post it here when I got an e from his daughter Judith. she wrote "I have been going through dad's files looking for clippings and photos for a memory board. One of the few I found in his desk is a CT article about his work with boys who collect stamps. You are standing next to him in the photo, at age 11." I love those moments of synchronicity.