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Reminiscing about some old pals


Swede and the old Bro 35 years ago

I've met many wonderful characters up here and among the best ever was Corky Stoskopf, a bear of a man with a heart of gold who died last Saturday.

He winked at life.

I thought he was indestructible, but some years ago he suffered an aneurysm and then a stroke.

Suddenly, this powerful working man, who could do everything, was severely limited.

I don't know if he ever walked again, but he stood tall in life.

On the phone, he would joke and lift my spirits and he loved pranks.

The last time I saw him was shortly before Christmas at LifeCare Roseau Manor when Santa Claus made a guest appearanc...

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