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Posted on: Jun 19, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: Sep 08, 2016 at 6:37 AM
Straiton's untimely death has really thrown me. You couldn't help but like this guy. Always friendly, always funny, and always a little "goofy" in a lovable way. My favorite story about Straiton was in eighth grade. One day, he came to school with his hair all awry, some of it pointing this way, some of it pointing that way. When we asked him why his hair looked that way, he said that he had refused to get a haircut, so his father cut his hair for him in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. Straiton later told me he did not remember that, but I know that Leon Taranto remembers it. I also think his name was Straiton Hard III, and he didn't name his son IV. I asked him why not, and he said he couldn't do that to someone. I guess he thought it was like "A boy named Sue." I told him he had a really classy name, like no other, and that I thought he should have carried on the tradition (although that was really none of my business!) Rest in peace, Straiton. You were loved and you will be missed.
Sending belated Happy Birthday wishes! Alan & I spent the winter months in southern CA, where I did not have access to my Christmas letter program, so I'm still working on the 2015 Christmas letter (AKA the summer 2016 letter)! . . . hope you had a happy day yesterday!