I agree. I will miss him.
I am sure I will look up at the next Richmond Show and expect him to come barreling down the aisle
The first time I knew of Corky was when he budged me in line at the Marietta Show to scoop up a rare Preston percussion fuse. I was a rookie chatting up Lawrence Christopher and Corky was a pro getting right down to business! Later the Plumber and I bought quite a few of fuses from Corky, and I got that one back then which I can see now out of the corner of my eye while typing this. More recently I bought a large group of base-marked Enfield bullets from him – Corky loved the English produced stuff. Some of the folks here in turn got some of them, in fact I think that group produced ETEX’s long sought after MM216 which ironically wasn’t produced in England but in Corky’s native state of South Carolina. I knew he was a South Carolinian through and through, but what I learned from his obituary is that my mother and he were born in the same town, likely the same hospital, (then small) Rock Hill, SC.
But Carl you are right, his backyard is gorgeous.