Saturday, December 8, 2012

A welcome voice of wisdom, wit has gone silent


His phone messages frequently ended with a singsong Irish diddy that made me lean back and smile.
Then I’d replay it and listen to Ed Price's voice again and again:
“Have you ever been in an Irishman’s shanty where water is scarce and whiskey is plenty, to eat with your fingers and fought with their knives to keep the beggars from stealing their wives.”
Many are the memories people have of  the community’s beloved elder statesman who passed last weekend.
They reflect on his kindness and decency.
His integrity and conviction.
His piety and humility.
As Reubin Askew said of the man he wanted to run for governor, Ed Price loved Bradenton and Bradenton loved him back.

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