Woke up this morning to the sad news about John. John and I grew up together in OKC. We played baseball and basketball together, and I was very happy when we both pledged Sigma Chi. Unfortunately, our lives took us in different directions, and we lost touch with each other except for Christmas cards each year, but I always remembered the great times we had together.Since I have no siblings, I felt like John was not only a fraternity brother, but a real brother as well, and I will truly miss knowing he would be there as we get older. That truly saddens me.This is testimony to the fact that we should not procrastinate making the effort to re-connect with those we were closest to during our earlier years.
Veronica, Beth and I send our heartfelt condolences to your and your family in this time of sadness. May God comfort you in your sorrow, and know that many are thinking of you. Goodbye, my Brother, but only for now. All honor to his name!
In Hoc Signo Vinces. Charlie Swain.