John Gardner at Home

Memories from Penelope Bulloch

Dear John

I want to tell you how much you mean you me. You are a great life enhancer. Your sense of fun and your terrific energy are exhilarating. Your kindness and understanding of people’s feelings, which you show even when you don’t say anything, are comforting. Your courage and endurance and mental toughness give others a model to try to live by. Your speed of thought, depth of analysis, ability to tease out fine strains of argument, and cautious judgement are enviable. Your ability as a teacher and mentor is a legend. As a companion and father, you are a dream. And as I have told you before, you are the best hugger there is.

I am glad Jenny will be with you. I will be thinking of you all.