Morning, Streamboating colleagues:
Thanks to Capt. Bill Judd, and others, for posting above RE: death of J.W. 'Woody' Rutter at age 94. Though expected, Woody's letters to me over the years were a pleasure to read. Woody wrote 'real' letters on paper tucked in an envelope with a postage stamp. I took the liberty to add other names to Fred Rutter's initial message to us to spread the word. The sad part is that Woody's son, Dick Rutter, now a patient himself in a California nursing facility due to cancer. The mention of "no service or memorial" what I would expect from Woody. Farwell Woody. Have a fine trip.

Summer: R. Dale Flick on the northern shores of mighty Lake Michigan.