Goodbye To Farmer Offutt

(03/28/2004)

Dear Bob,

I just read your article about Deward Offutt and it brought tears to my eyes.

I was born and raised on Daniels Run. Deward and Byrnadeen have been family friends ever since I can remember and I always enjoy visiting with them when I'm back in the area.

Deward would always bring me up to date on things of interest in the county and I could always get good advice from him.

For me, he really is the last of a breed of individual from that time and place and I will surely miss him.

Erless Waldschmidt, Falls Church, VA