Leo has been my friend and neighbor for the last 30 years. He is now 100 years old.
I have watched him grow old with grace and good humor.
I watched him say goodbye to his wife, Helen, and in the sadness and despair that followed, I watched him continue to put one foot in front of the other.
Leo has been one of my heroes, and has provided a rare example of gentle and unassuming strength, stamina, and patience.