EXCERPT from In Memoriam: LET ME INTRODUCE YOU by Grace Snidow in VIVAcini! 5 Oct 2012
Let me introduce you to my friend
Steve Tappan. You know, “Walking
Steve.” You have all seen him in his
khaki clothes walking the streets of
Ruidoso. Did you ever wonder why
he only wore khaki? I asked once
and he replied that he “didn’t want to
Perhaps like me, you picked him up often
and gave him a ride. He mostly stayed silent,
but sometimes if he talked to you it was without
eye contact. When he did make eye contact,
you saw unforgettable eyes of china blue.
Kind eyes—window’s into his soul. Did you
know him? Maybe you bought him a meal or
paid him for a small job. Maybe you saw him
at the post office or the grocery store.
Steve Tappan was my friend
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