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Missing John

Dear Editor:As Oct. 12 approaches too fast, I would like to say a few words on the late John Denver.What can one say about John? There is a lot. John was not only a singer songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian; he was also a father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and yes, he was a husband twice and he was my friend.John touched the hearts of millions. All this that goes on every year in Aspen and right around the world would be making him say, “Far out.” John never knew just how much he was really loved. All I would really like to say is maybe from now on we could leave out John’s mistakes.It seems that many people get great joy in bringing these things up year after year. But let’s think of the hurt it must cause John’s family. Yes, John did make mistakes, but he was only human, like you and me.I am glad John never thought he was better than anyone else because if he had I would never had had a chance to be friends with him as long as I was.I just miss John so much and get angry when I see things that might hurt his family.Lynn MagannAustralia

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