Sad News from Home

I learned today of the unexpected death at 45 of the former town historian, D W on May 6th. I remember hearing him talk about the landscaping plans at the local historic spot, the manse of the town's founder, as he researched authenticity and worked hard years ago and also remember enjoying his contributions to the Republican on the town history which I received by seamail far far away. I suppose it's too late to mention any schoolgirl crush I may have had on the gentle and earnest student of anthropology and archaeology. His contributions to the understanding of local history, even after moving down south, are not small and I feel that his death at 45 is such a waste.