The following message appeared on Alpine-L this morning. Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 09:36:27 -0500 From: Harry Dewey <hdewey@PRIMUSHOST.COM> Subject: In Memoriam: Jack Elliott Alpine-L's beloved Jack Elliott has died. Through his books, lectures, magazine articles, and countless personal friendships and contacts, he educated and befriended a vast number of gardeners who, in turn, are busily engaged in passing along to others the knowledge gained from Jack. One of the greatest surprises and honors I have ever received was a telephone call from Jack, just hours before he was to undergo the surgery that was an unexpected and tragic failure in November 2000. He apologized for what he believed was his upcoming temporary absence from his many friends on Alpine-L, and promised to continue his love affair with Alpine-Lves as soon as his recovery would permit. Alas, that was not to be. If ever the phrase "Thus passes the glory of the world" was appropriate, it is now. Alpine hearts go out to Jack's family. When more details of Jack's death and its aftermath are known, it will be appropriate to post them here. Thank you, Jack, for caring about us. We certainly cared about you. We mourn your death while we celebrate your life.