here’s a picture of a bunch of us with john at his & sara’s wedding.
he was such a friend. i found this poem that seems very apropos …
Excerpt from the Poem “About John” by Hilaire Belloc
For no one, in our long decline
So dusty, spiteful and divided,
Had quite such pleasant friends as mine,
Or loved them half as much as I did.
The library was most inviting:
The books upon crowded shelves
Were mainly of our private writing:
We kept a school and taught ourselves.
From quiet homes and first beginning,
Out to undiscovered ends,
There’s nothing worth the wear of winning
But the laughter and the love of friends