As many already know, Markus is very ill. Connie and I went to see him at home a week ago yesterday. We stayed about an hour. We talked about model soldiers and the odd twists and turns life can take. I profoundly regret to tell you that it is my understanding his illness is terminal. I sincerely hope that is not the case, but I’m afraid it is. Nevertheless, he would like to have visitors; but, if you would like to stop by, I would urge you to call ahead. His illness causes him to tire very quickly.
For those of you who know him or, even if you don’t, now is the time to offer up a prayer for the immortal soul of my friend, Markus Strobl. I recall a passage from the Book of Matthew that seems to be an appropriate way to conclude this column about Markus. I believe it reads, “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant…”
That’s -30- for this week.