Thanks Greg

Greg,

I wanted to let you know that I appreciated getting to know you in the year we worked together.  I think we hit it off well, having similar personalities and interests.

I ended up moving to Edmonton to get my degree, while you took a job somewhere somewhere in northern Saskatchewan – I think it was La Ronge – and we didn’t stay in touch.

I did eventually return your Van Morrison LPs to you.

I didn’t hear that you’d taken your own life until Mark moved to Edmonton and updated me on some of the old crew members.

I don’t know if I could have made any difference, but I wish you’d have called me up to talk about your demons.  I guess we never got to know each other well enough to have that level of trust.

Van Morrison’s “A Period Of Transition” is still one of my all-time favourite albums.  It still sounds as fresh as it did in 1979.  Thanks for your influence.

Your friend,

Phil

Forest Inventory Crew at Little Bear Lake, winter 1979-80

Forest Inventory Crew at Little Bear Lake, winter 1979-80 (click to enlarge)

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