I found the editorial section of today's paper. The obits are also in that section of the Chron. As I've gotten older, I've tended to scan them occassionally.
The first one I my eyes happen to light on today was someone I used to work with.
When I worked with him, he was a teamlead (Managers, we called them back then) of the Graphic Arts Department at our E & P Lab here in Houston. A great graphic designer. He was a really talented guy and had a serious amount of talent working for him as well. A highly intelligent man, he could talk rings around anyone I knew about anything.
Including me...But I'm just a bullshit artist anyway.
He was a helluva nice guy too. A good father, a loving husband. A good friend. And a native Texan to boot!
After I transferred to a different location, we kind of lost touch, as these things sometimes go. We'd see each other once in a while at retirement gatherings for other folks. Or other company deals.
He retired from the Big Clam a while back and seemingly dropped off the hemisphere. Only for me to find him...In the paper. Damn.
Find it hard to believe finding that particular piece of the newspaper was a coincidence.
So, got a funeral to go to tomorrow...Ah Eddie - You'll be missed...
Edward Neyland Richardson
So long, pal! As I said, you'll be missed...