It’s sad that you remember things about a person more when they pass away than you did while they were with us.
A friend of mine, Carl Ziegler, died Monday. He was a resident of Logan and member of the American Legion Post 77.
In fact Post 77 is the first place I met Carl. He was having a conversation with a few people and as I sat down he turned and introduced himself and invited me into the discussion.
Carl obviously could sense my keen ability to talk, banter and filibuster even. He quickly became one of those people whom I enjoyed talking to whenever I saw him.
Most of the time Carl had a smile on his face and was always eager to find out what was going on in the community. He came here over a year ago from Albuquerque. But when the Logan Longhorns were playing in state tournaments, you’d think he had been born and raised here as much as he hollered.
Today I was talking to a friend about how sad it was that Carl was gone. They told me they had been wanting to tell Carl about some information they had learned about the Lone Ranger television series.
Most people, and when I say most I mean those who can actually recall the radio program and TV series, knew Clayton Moore played the Lone Ranger.
Though what some might not know is there were contract disputes during the third season and Moore was replaced by John Hart.
I’m certain that Carl knew about this little known fact.
For you see Carl was a Lone Ranger fan. He would share little bits of the show’s history, shooting locations and on occasion used the show’s catch phrases.
You departed us all too soon, Carl. You will be missed, Kemo Sabe.
(Thomas Garcia is the senior writer at the Quay County Sun. Contact him at email@example.com)