First,I haven't been here in a while,so I hope everyone is doing well.
I first found out about Paul's passing Monday morning. I had sent a card to the big lug and his family and received a message on FB from his Mom about what had occurred. So,I was one of the very first in the vintage sled world to know. I am not ashamed to say that tears-lot of them-flowed.
Like a lot of you in mid-Michigan,I met CP at A-1 in '08 and spoke again in 2010 when a bunch of you cats came over. That was some serious fun;my bloody ribs STILL hurt from laughing.
Also,like Paul,I dealt with the bottle demon(amongst a few) years ago. I'm a former bartender;I ought to bloody know better. Maybe this will be that wake-up call to others fighting the good fight.
Darn it,Paul;your timing stinks. My Raiders were starting to get good again and I was looking forward to smack-talkin' to you about your Steelers vs. my Raiders. Like AFC Championship game smack.
I'm going to really miss ya,bud;darn,I'm going to truly appreciate the communication we DID have. Break some trail for us,please. -Al