God was good to my friend Jimmy G and took him up to heaven just five days after I posted his “Bicycle Letter”. He passed quickly with no pain and all of the calmness and dignity a kind and gentle man of God must feel.
The day before he left us I hugged him and told him I’d make more soup for him and that I loved him. Then, he mustered three barely audible words that I will always cherish. “Like a Brother”. This brilliant man whose biggest joy in life was helping others died the next day. His giving spirit lives on within me.