Vince was a great dog trainer, one of the best if not THE best in Ohio. I had dogs with him for many years but more than that, we were good friends, hunting (and drinking) together for a long time. Vince had a great sense of humor. I remember once we were hunting on a Sat. and a light rain developed. Just a sprinkle really. After 10 or so minutes of that, Vince said to me, "Harry - I can't take any more of this weather beating me in the face - let's go to the bar!" So we went. Time passed and finally a friend of his walked in the bar. He came over to us and said, "What are you two doing here; Vince why aren't you at home?" We told him we'd been hunting and when it started to rain, we'd come in here for a drink. He said something like, "You two d^mn fools better take a look outside." We did and guess what. The rain had turned to snow and there was a couple of feet of it on the ground. Fortunately We were in a 4WD truck so we got home OK.
We had another connection - we were both good Democrats. Vince often drove for the Celeste Adm. (He was a Highway Dept. employee and as a Dem. was often pressed into service.) I did a lot of work for the Ohio AFL-CIO in those days and was connected to Gov. Celeste through them so we often got together in Columbus as I was working at Ohio State in those days. I remember bumping into him once at the Ohio State Fair. He had picked up a Celeste visitor at the airport in Columbus and had brought him to the fair to meet the Gov. I was just walking around and bumped into him - so naturally we had a quick beer or maybe two or three.
Thank you for reminding me of Vince and those "good old days." You gave me an opportunity to remember some really good times in detail. Harry