Children of the Canyon
Tuesday night I had the pleassure of hearing David Kukoff read from his newly published novel Children of the Canyon. David and Judah were friends since elementary school. Seated in the audience were Mike W. and another friend of Judah's. Two weeks ago Kim Cooper, Richard Schave's wife gave a reading of her new work as well. It is wonderful to see the successes of Judah's friends.
I am sure he is swelling with pride for all of you. I am filled with gratitude pleasure and of course longing when I meet up with you and hear from you. I alsways hear one more Judah story. This evening I heard the full story of the Del Capri Hotel. Judah didn't singe his eyebrows lighting the oven to heat a pizza!
I also heard from Dr. Steve Forman, Judah's bone marrow and stem cell doctor. I had written to him, and i am taking the liberty to quote from his response. "I was very happy and very moved to read your note concerning the donation to our program in Judah's memory. I recall well is words to both of us that should continue to do good work in this world...It was so coincidental that your letter arrived the same week I ran into Tony Koerner (Judah's mentor at Huntington Memorial Hospital).....We talked a lot about Judah. I still have vivid memories of Judah, especially some of the words that wee said about him at the memoial at Huntington that I attended when they even quoted his application. So, like you I think of him often, remember him fondly..Judah is likely still looking from my shoulder and he remains a presence in both my professional and personal lie...
Its such a wonderful testimony that Judah was so well liked and is so well remembered.
Please add Judah stories. If you read the blog and I know that Mike W does, just leave a note. It encourages me to continue writing. Keep me informed of events in your lives, work, family, hopes and dreams.