Paul and I go WAY back.
In 2002 (may have been early 2003) I got an e-mail (followed by a phone call) from Paul
He had just joined the Signing Registry and was needing a mentor and asked me if I would mentor him. We have been friends since then.
Back in 2006 when I was in intensive care Paul called Bruce to see how I was and discovered that because Bruce had an infection he couldn't come to see me in the hospital. The day I came out of intensive care Paul walked into my room. He had driven 2.1/2 hours to see me. He couldn't stay long as he had a 2.1/2 hour drive back home. But Paul was very thoughtful like that. He was a sweetheart, a gentleman and a very good friend.
Both he and Ann took us in when we had to evacuate because of the hurricanes in 2004, opening up his home to us.
He hasn't been well for a long time, but this was such a shock.