Ed — a poem

With Ed Carter’s birthday nearly over, I happen across a poem I wrote about him years ago. I don’t know how much this will mean to you, if you have not read Living is Forever.

Ed Carter

A fall

followed by a long rising.

Years of reluctant dedication.

Like Hedi, like Hugh,

his life for his country,

again.

Remembering Ed Carter on his birthday

April 3, 2014, is the 99th birthday of my old friend Ed Carter — J. Edwin Carter — author of Living is Forever and then an investor in Hampton Roads. Ed was a long-time friend of Bob Monroe, and whetted my interest in doing a Gateway even more than it was already. In 1995, Ed paid for me to do the Lifeline program with him because, he said, he thought we’d both get a lot out of it if we did it together. Typically generous of him. And, indeed, we did both get a lot out of it.

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Here is a picture of a rather younger Frank DeMarco  with his friends Ed Carter and Richard Spees, taken by our dear friend Joyce Johnson-Jones during Lifeline, July 1995.

Ed moved on in December, 1996. Rich and I have remained friends for going on 20 years now.