Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The last time that I had talked to Elwood he had just been told that he needed to go to the hospital for an operation .I knew then that he had a heart problem and needed a pacemaker . He was terrified of the hospital as many are fearing that if he went there he would die there . I do not know whether he ever went to the hospital . I did not see Elwood again after that last conversation . Recently I learned that he had passed away about a year ago . Elwood was a regular part of Tompkins Square Park for many years . No matter where he lived in the city he always spent a great part of his time with freinds in Tompkins Square Park .
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