posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 12:33 PM
For those of you that never had the pleasure of interacting with John, allow me to shed some light on the kind of man he was.
I was fortunate enough to pay him a visit last week and when we (Springer, Djarums and I) arrived, he was grateful for our visit and apologetic that
we had to drive out to Long Island, take off from work etc to come see him.
The first thing he did, after thanking us for coming, was hand Springer a birthday card and a gift. The man is dying. He's got weeks or less left
to live and his priority was to get a card and a present for someone else.
Then, after some catching up, after playing something that a few staffers perpared for him, we mentioned our intention to set up a charity in his
name. He looked at as and, in his soft spoken manner, said "wow, that's really great, I want to make a donation."
I had to then explain to him that, no, he couldn't and, hopefully, we wouldn't be making contributions for a long time.
Here he is, dying, and he's thinking of helping others.
I was lucky enough to spend time with John on three separate occaisions. I'm a far better person for it.