I got the news today that a great friend, great person and my lone Blogspot follower Mike Netherland has passed away. Mike and I were friends in our high school days in Vicenza, Italy and touched bases with each other again during one of the fabulous VAHS all-year's reunions. We discovered that we had common passions in both conservative values and writing...although he far eclipsed me in the latter category, he became my lone follower here and provided me with humorous feedback on my relatively rare, but quite eloquent, blog posts.
To Dianne and the rest of the Netherland family: No amount of condolences are sufficient in this case, but you can rest assured that Mike was a great man and will be sorely missed by anyone who ever knew him...especially this old high school buddy. Best wishes to all in this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Buddy!