He was a great kid to have around. I always enjoyed our after school discussions about books he was reading for
school and his thoughts on current affairs.
He was somewhat intense, but had a boyish sense of humor. He could be a tease, but usually knew when he had crossed
the line. He was sensitive, gentle and sweet but had recently developed a very deep voice. People found him charming.
He was an adorable baby. As a toddler he loved animals, and I remember how excited he got about the baby ducks
going off miniature diving boards at the Stock Show. I could hardly tear him away.