Just learned today that a life long friend of mine passed yesterday. Mr. David Lowhorn, 102 years old, and a WWII Navy veteran. Just a few months ago I gave him a pair of pups for a belated 101 birthday present. I didn't give them to him on his birthday because I had heard that his two daughters gave his dogs away. All he did was find out where they went and got them back. He started those two so I gave him two more. He called me again and wanted to know if I had anything else that was running. I told him of a male I could get for free but the dog was crazy and he was. I had watched him TRY to run one time. David said bring him to me also, so I did. He loved beagles and had nine at the time of his death. He let them run loose on his farm. He was still driving shortly before his death. Another friend of mine and I was talking a couple of months ago and he told me that David had been over to his house and wanted to know if he knew of anyone who had a tractor for sale. He also had been looking for a horse to buy and ride. He had been married two times. He married his last wife when he was 96 and she was 89. He managed to outlive her also. A determined old man. Some of you middle Tennessee guys know him. I know MackC and Greenie do. I don't think there will be a visitation. His daughters are leaning toward a private graveside service. May he rest in peace. Our WWII vets are few and far between and death is taking it's toll on us old 'Nam vets as well. Stand UP for America, we (Vets) did.