` 1967-8 — Long Island, NY
Ron was dating my sister, Joanne; I was 10-11 years old at the time. He was always drawing little pictures & cartoons for me. One time, they came to visit, and he brought a poster he'd made for me.
It was a picture of a fuzzy leaf, with a laughing caterpillar on it. The verse was,
"Is a caterpillar ticklish?
Well, it's always my belief
that he giggles as he wiggles
across a hairy leaf!"
I still remember it, and still miss this man who was gentle and kind, knew the value of having a playful attitude toward life, and always had time for the sometimes-obnoxious little sister of his fiance.