We sadly must report the passing of a dear friend to the associates of this blog. Mr. Emerson, friend of Nancy Vehrs and Harry Glasgow, passed away Monday evening of a chronic heart condition that had plagued him all his life. Mr. Emerson was only three years old when he died, leaving an unfulfilled future. Known for his unsurpassed intellect and athletic competence, Mr. Emerson was destined for both a higher education and athletic stardom. As a scholar, Mr. Emerson was known to amuse himself by calculating quadratic equations and by conjugating Greek verbs all in his head. As an athlete he was a brilliant crinkle ball player, serving on both offense and defense positions. There was great hope for a scholarship to Princeton which fields one of the nation’s highest ranked Crinkle Ball teams. His hope had been to play on a championship team while maintaining Dean’s List status academically. Unfortunately, a dislocated knee early in his career dashed his hopes of Crinkle Ball glory, and feline pure academic scholarships are hard to find at Princeton, an ironic twist given that a tiger is the school mascot.
In addition to Nancy and Harry, Mr. Emerson leaves his ‘sister’, Little Nicky. Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.Note: Mr. Emerson was cremated and his flatcat image sits on top of the wooden box of his remains.