25 December 1971 — Brooklyn, NY
While I was playing music for the Christmas day family get together, Jose and a few friends and neighbors had a drinking challenge. Jose had quite a few extras and passed out on the couch. When I began playing Johnny Nash's "Hold me tight" his foot began to move to the beat. Although he was out of it, he somehow always reacted to that song. He loved the family and I am proud and honored to have him be in my life, we always said Jose was a patriotic person, since he was born on July 4th, but to think he died on 911.