Visit with Allen

Roman Bronze Coin, 410 CE

I spent a little time with Allen Davidson this evening. While significantly weakened by the cancer, Allen remains in good humor (though he might argue otherwise). True to his characteristic generosity, he presented me with a gift before I left, a Roman coin from the year the Visigoths sacked Rome. Being fascinated with history, Allen has accumulated quite a nice collection of coins. We enjoyed looking at them together.

It is inspiring to have a friend who, despite the terribly difficult situation he is facing, takes the time to think of others.

Please reach out to him and to Laura to let them know that you are thinking about them. A card or a phone call would be nice. Just remember that he can handle only very short visits, and has little energy for conversation.

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