For Walt

It has been a crazy 2013 so far for us here at The Stogie Review Family. It is hard to put into words all the emotions. What we wouldn’t give for the problems of the past where our biggest worry was whether the server would stay up for IPCPR. Walt and I have formed a very special relationship over the course of the past seven years. Calling him a friend or a brother, would be putting it mildly. It is actually remarkable how close he and I are as we only see each other only a couple times a year. I can’t speak for him but I think I text him more than I do my own wife and it is funny because most of the time, it isn’t about cigars. Its about family, our daughters, work, dinner, gardening, Teen Mom and Catfish. You get what I’m saying right?

It isn’t my place to share the details but a good friend feels the pain that the other is feeling. I often go back and read comments left when The Little Robusto passed and how on a bad day, reading a kind word can help wipe the tears away. I hope this post serves as that for you.

Anyway, Walt, I’m thinking of you and your family.