John Wayne was an amazing guy, bigger than life, sometimes tough and sometimes gentle, but always entertaining both on and off the screen. Both my father and I met him in the San Juan Island back in the eighties. He was my role model and hero as well as fellow lover of boats and the sea.
Anthony was an amazing character and a gifted story-teller. He said what he thought and let the chips fall where they may. H was a man of quiet courage when the chips were down. The fact that he took his own life is an enigma in a conundrum. Read on my friends.
Elwood was truly one of God’s special people. Although he was a believer, he wasn’t particularly religious and seldom went to church. He’d lived an amazing life before falling on hard times. When I first met him, he was living in a cardboard box behind the Police Station. He always defiantly insisted that he wasn’t homeless, just houseless H was driven by an indomitable courage and sense of humor despite his circumstances. An inspirational story.