I am torn by this news, and I'll explain why. My heart aches to think that this happened to Lori Loughlin,
Edge's first Jody Travis.
On the other hand, I can, proudly, say, that I graduated from Magna CumLaude college, as an inductee of five
honor societies: The History Honor Society, the Psychology Honor Society, the National Honor Society for
General Academic Excellence, the Graduate Education Honor Society and 'Who's Who Among Students in
American Universities & Colleges,' which honors the top 10% of college graduates. Under the best of circumstances,
this would be no mean feat to accomplish, but, I did all of that, despite losing both of my parents, while in college.
I can tell you that my father died, suddenly, the day that Sky and Raven Whitney found their stolen fortune (December
23, 1983). A year later, I lost my beloved Edge.
I felt the loss of an Edge, as deeply, as it was a family member. I thank God, every day, that circumstances allowed me to
be invited to the studio, on its final day of taping.
I am, now, virtually, disabled and home-bound, due to illness. I look back and wonder, how I, ever, managed to accomplish
all that I did. So many times, I was tempted to drop out, but I didn't.
I have, my dear late wife to thank for convincing me, to stick it out.
We had only known each other, for a few months, when my father died. We had no commitments to each other, yet,
she believed in me.
She, like my father, died, suddenly. I miss her, terribly.