Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Friday, October 30, 2015

It’s with a heavy heart that I let you know what my brother Richard Campbell passed away yesterday morning. 
Here’s a picture of Richard, his late wife, Marie and their children, Michael and Kathryn (and their dog, Sheldon).   I think it was taken in about 2004 as they were waiting on the dock to head back to Bay Shore.

Squeeze the ones you love today,
Jean Campbell

Jim O'Hare notes:
I remember him. It was yesterday....  No, I am wrong. It was more than fifty years ago--Just seems like yesterday.
Richard Campbell, just  a kid when the Campbells were new to Saltaire never stopped talking about the super Garden City Pool and its diving board.
And how he never stopped diving off the Saltaire Diving board, doing flips and cannonballs and things. After the lifeguards had gone for the day. 
Or was that yesterday?

Look back on time with kindly eyes
He doubtless did his best
How softly sinks his trembling sun
In human nature's west.
-Emily Dickinson

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