Lifelong friend Gary Rush died this week. We’ve been friends since the age of four. Before that, our mothers were childhood friends. Gary’s failing heart beat its final time and he slipped into eternity, the evening of April 19 while a patient at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Gary was prominent in my first book Lost Boys of Hannibal. He was friends with the Hoag boys, and Gary may have joined them that fateful evening in May 1967 if not for his guitar lesson. Gary knows the truth now. Godspeed my friend. Rest in peace, and we’ll see you down the road.