I want to thank everybody for all your support over the years. My symptoms have become much worse over the last week. It has become obvious that time is getting shorter. I am of sound mind but not of sound body.

Morphine and pain go hand in hand lately.

The time has come where I can't have visitors unless you call and I know you well. There are some memorial panels being planned at some of the upcoming conventions You can see my urn. And the fire company in Smithtown NY where I’ve been a member for many years there will be celebration of my life open invite.

Please contact jbadgerssister when the time comes.

I don’t know if I’ll pass through this difficult time, or if it will get me at this point at this week. I might not see June.