Dear Editor, 

Our friendship began with a simple act of kindness shown to each other. I cleared the snow off your driveway, and you hauled my pile of limbs. It affirmed the importance of being present and kind to others.

It took a few visits to get to know and build the trust it takes to become friends. Slowly we began to give our opinions on topics of the world, a little politics, the Bible and Wyoming. I learned so much about the early days of Wyoming history and the early days in your life in Buffalo, a man who was part of the sheep industry and your way of living. The book you co-edited and gave me about your half-brother gave me further insight into the early days of life in Johnson County.

We were always excited to see each other even on my return visits to Buffalo. You were always concerned about the health of my daughter and what my granddaughter was up to. You would fill me in on what was taking place in Wyoming.

I will miss my visits and all the laughs with you, The Man who walked the streets of Buffalo. I hope you are enjoying your walk with the One we all long to walk with.

Your friend,

Jim Wargo

Ponderay, Idaho

 

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