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Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:39:32 -0600
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Lou set the gold standard to which all Twainians should aspire. His 
scholarship, modesty, generous heart, and ready encouragement were 
boundless. When he visited Austin about ten years ago we spent the better 
part of an afternoon digging through my Twain materials and I took him to 
lunch at a local eatery known for their suth'run cookin' and also known as 
the place where Janis Joplin got her start during open mike nights. We 
happened to be seated on the very spot where the tiny old open mike stage 
had once been set up, and while we waiting for our order I told him where he 
was sitting. He asked "will that make the food taste better?" and we then 
fell into musings about various "historic" sites and the hows and whys of 
how they did or did not get preserved. Whenever I eat there in the future, 
the food will indeed taste better.

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> On Jan 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Quirk, Thomas V. wrote:
>> I am sorry to report that Louis Budd died in his sleep on Monday, =
> December
>> 20th. In accordance with Lou's wishes, there will be no memorial =
> service.
>> As some of you may know, Lou lived the last several months next door =
> to his
>> son and his family in Patagonia, Arizona.  According to his son," if =
> you
>> communicate with folks who wish to memorialize in some concrete way, =
> his
>> favorite cause had become the local library.  Any checks would be made
>> payable to Friends of the Library, at mailing address Patagonia Public
>> Library, PO Box 415, Patagonia, AZ, 85624.  They do have a website, =
> which is
>> Tom Quirk =20
> =20=
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