reply to post by Druscilla
Hello once again Drucilla. I believe you are a very intelligent person and am happy that you are trying to find this person but I feel that
there are some misunderstanding.
I never once even suggested he was born in that town.
His Mother taught School in another town 28 Kilometers from the town, though his father had an Electrical Repair Shop in the Town and was highly
The Astronaut had a fairly large frame, none of it fat and I would guess about 6 ft 4 in as my Father was 6 ft even and the Astronaut was taller than
my Father. He had Cesarean. facial features. He had Militant or Police type of hair cut that was a sandy blond. His eyes were a sharp blue.
Despite his extremely nervous behavior, he did not drink alcohol. If he were on drugs it would have been extremely hard to tell but he did not appear
to be on drugs, just very afraid.
As far as I know, from his late Mother, they moved into the general local from Toronto, Ontario. Canada.
My Father said that they met when they were both in Grade 7, and the 2 of them along with a younger friend of theirs, virtually traveled the world
I remember him visiting at least 2 times when I was younger than 4 years old. He had brought me a doll on one visit and a beautiful unique model Air
Plane which he told me to take good care of. At those 2 occasions, of the occasions I can recall, he had been very calm, happy, smiley, relaxed and
Each time I saw him visit, he usually stayed with us, dined with us and spoke privately with my Father after the main supper times.
My Father stated the Astronaut had met a woman and was finally going to propose to her when he got back.
But when he got back, it was the time he made his revelations and appeared so nervous.
My Father states that Dick stayed with us instead of his parents for 2 reasons, his Father was a closet alcoholic and they had had a falling out at
The wad of money was for my Father to send to Dick when he got to where ever it was he was going.
He did call after the Bakery Visit, my Father Stated, about 3 weeks after the visit. My Father states he wired Dick's money to him somewhere in
I've always remained intrigued with him from when I had known him, and at around age 14, began trying to locate him as my Father had had a massive
heart attack and stroke. He was young, but as I stated earlier, had been born with a congenital heart defect. He said he needed to see Dick. By
that, I now know he meant, he thought he was going to die and wanted to see Dick on the other side as well as his Mother and eldest Sister.
But I took it literally, also thinking my Father was going to die, knowing Dick was already dead, so I wanted to find out the truth of what happened
to him for my Father's piece of mind .
I have continued with my search for answers in regards to Dick ever since so his account of what happened in Space was really the only thing I had to
The only computer use I had was on " Word Perfect. " I believe in 1989 as we had to take courses on them for hospital documentation, and was being
implemented fully into all hospitals by 1990. I only began Windows in 1997. I had been quite busy with family, work, divorce, family work, and more
work but I tried though before 1997 I had limited resources to use. The phone and the post.
The town is a virtual ghost town now and anyone who had lived there at the time that may know something, either died or moved.
At this time, I cannot afford sources that require money to search for information of someone deceased but at one time I did have a Private
investigator on it, But after 4 years of him not coming up with anything except large bills, I stopped using his services and did not attempt the use
of another P.I
he had been 2 years younger than my Father but when my Father was in Grade 7, so was Dick. I think they still skipped grades back then.
My Father said that when Dick 1st moved there he was scrawny, got beat up a lot, and my Father used to protect him.
So since my Father just turned 83 in July, if Dick were alive, he would be 80 going on 21 in October, but I do not know the exact day.
I DO have other people, one of whom actually lives in Florida now, trying to help me find anything at all on Dick.
Other than Dick being short for Richard, it may be possible their are other or at least one other name that Dick could be a nickname for, but if so, I
do not know any, but it is like the name Gerald for instance, not shortened to Jerry or an actual stem, instead having the nick name Butch, and not
because he is a toughie but maybe for some comical reason or mean I guess.
But I have been on the phone and in Email and working on finding out any other relevant information now...
I hope that has given you something
Thx to you for you input yet again, but I don't believe your last quote