I am at the age now when I am losing old friends one by one from natural causes, no longer accidents but cancer, heart attacks, aneurysms, etc. This morning David D. died. He was in my circle of friends for about sixty years. He had spent his entire life in EC, always politically active, currently a long time city councilman. Had also been on the county board, worked for a previous governor, etc. Always good as a dinner companion. Gone now from my friendship group are Wayne S., Dick N., Dave D., Dave G., Al G., etc. After we reach seventy, it is like leaves dropping off a tree.