David F. Delman (EC92@AOL.COM)
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 17:06:54 -0500
My first three classes at Philmont Training Center were before Earle had
taken on the OA position and he and I spent a good chunk of time together
since I was often in town or at PTC before the classes started and often
stayed after they ended.
One year in particular I remember because he and I were the only two hanging
around for an extra day from PTC waiting for the NJLIC bus to come in. We'd
talked at dinner in town, spent the night at the Kit Carson, my family in one
room trying to keep the baby quiet so Earle got some rest next door before he
had to head home the next day, and followed each other back out to PTC.
Eventually other parents arrived, but by that time we were talking as if we
were old friends.
My wife met him our first trip when our conservation course had a lunch
prepared by Native Americans from the Pueblo and Earle joined us for food and
dancing. Trust me, we'll always remember Earle doing an Indian Dance with
Nicholas, the young boy from the Pueblo, and I'm willing to guess it was one
8x10 that was shared around the National Office before he received it.
He was there when I was at PTC and my third son was born, and he was there
when we returned exactly a year later and had that son's birthday in the
If there is anyone else that Earle touched I was told by National that the
family said flowers were acceptable but they would really like to start a
memorial campership fund. He's at Foust Funeral Home, 523 S. Main, Grapevine,
TX 65061 and the funeral is Thursday at St. Lawrence Episcopal. I'm sorry,
but I haven't been able to get any additional details about the fund but I
have tried several times - well, as many times as I could sneak in at work.
If anyone finds out, please let me know.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City