One of the toughest parts of getting older are the days you turn on your computer, go to the local obituaries, and see that there is a good reason why your heart felt empty that morning — a friend has died. Today was one of those days, and someday I will tell you about one of the greatest souls I ever met — Herb Hoelter.

Today I am in shock, and words escape. Isn’t it interesting that when we read an obituary our memories of that person don’t go to what is on paper. We might learn something like his uncle fought in WW2 or she belonged to the DAR, but as we read the  background, our minds go to a camping trip we took in college, a ball game at Fenway Park, or late night discussion where we solved the world’s problems.

It is difficult to describe the heart and soul of a person, but it’s worth the effort.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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