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.
followed by a long rising.
Years of reluctant dedication.
Like Hedi, like Hugh,
his life for his country,
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.
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.