I still remember the first! time I met Joe
He was standing with his foot on his footlocker
picking Wildwood Flower on a flat top guitar.
This was 47 years ago July 1956
in Kyoto Japan 8610 DU.
became 10th field station shortly after we met
We became very good friends and remained that way
Joe was closer to me than my own brother.
We sawed the trees then
the lumber for his house in Townsend
We spent many years as friends.
No more platform time
or climbing poles
leave the repair to the young ones.
You did your share so just sit
around and do some picking and grinning
We will all be there before You miss us.