Favorite memory of Wild Man: The first time I met Wild Man was at a celebration dinner for Uncle Bill. We were celebrating Uncle Bill’s being the first person in our family to get his GED before 35. Wild Man stood up to give a toast which I reckoned to be quite a nice gesture.
His toast was kind of odd though. He raised his glass and said, “To Uncle Bill who’s so stupid he has to have picture books read to him.” Which is obviously a true statement, but I’m not sure what he meant by the “stupid” part.