It has been a while since I posted (spending more of my time on the Mach 1 sites since selling the Fastback) but I wanted to pass the word that my good friend Bob Jones of Seneca passed away last Saturday at the age of 50 (sudden heart attack). I think Ken in Wilmington may be the only one to have met Bob but he had a gold 1968 California Special that he showed at the Morris cruise nights and the Bourbonnais show a couple of times. Bob and I met at the first Morris cruise night a few years ago where he was showing his Cal Special and I my 65 Fastback. We hit it off and became Mustang buddies right away, attending cruises and shows together several times a year. The last show we attended together was the Volo Shelby show last summer as Bob was usually unable to make too many Sunday shows because he was a deacon in his church and usually settled on the Morris cruises as they were on Saturday nights. The weekend before last when the weather was perfect I was able to drive the Mach 1 for the first time in 2 months. As Bob's home in Seneca is only 15 miles from me naturally I chose that as my destination and I was able to pick Bob up and take him for a ride. Little did I know that would be our last ride together as we discussed our future Mustang plans (as well as our family and church as always). It was quite an honor that I was asked by his family to follow Bob's Mustang to lead his funeral procession to the cemetary yesterday. It saddens me that this year he won't be with me at the cruises and the shows although my wife and I hope to get Bob's wife Eileen out as we think it will be good therapy for her. Fortunately Bob left his family in a manageable position and his daughter will be able to finish college as Bob had wanted. I guess the reason I posted this was to ask each of you to take a moment to think of your own life and be sure to live it to its fullest, take care of yourself and your family, and plan for the future. Bob was fifteen years my senior but I considered him like a brother and I know I will never see a Mustang again without thinking of him.