Looking over my email last week when we returned from Florida, I realized that Jimmie Locke had sent me a last email right after his 88th birthday, shortly before his death. These are words I will treasure forever!

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Friday, December 29, 2018, 9:29 AM

Geno- I am making progress.  The reason I am so slow with this is . . . I am absolutely fascinated by the history and the research you have displayed.  THIS IS A MAGNIFICENT TREASURE!

And then there are days like today when my daughter brought lobster, salad makings with great blue cheese, french bread.  All served with melted garlic butter and a poor but adequate wine. This was in my honor as you may now refer to me as “piano man..” Today was my 88th birthday .   My facebook page was graced with 95 messages, emails out the kazoo.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you what a wonderful thing you have created. (Outlandish suggestion: Get National Geographic or the History Channel to make a series of this).
Regards, Jim
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Goodbye, Mr. Piano Man. You had a deep influence on my life I will never forget!
Gene