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  1. Dear Susan
    I enjoyed your article about Rich Cornford. He was my neighbor growing up in Lompoc, so my brothers and I spent a lot of time playing with Rich and his brothers as kids. His family was the real deal; his parents were the nicest people you could ever meet. During the summer I got to visit with Rich’s Dad at Hume Lake, and Floyd is still salt of the earth. Rich is a chip off the old block. We are proud of him.

    Thanks for a lovely article!
    Take care,

  2. Lucinda Boand McDermott says:

    Hi Susan!
    Thank you for so promptly responding to my email about my Dad’s passing. We have three of Eddie’s paintings that we need to have appraised for Dad’s estate. I saw that your Dad’s website offers to do this, but I did not know if I should communicate directly with him or to him through you depending on whether or not you have told him about my Dad’s passing. I do not want to be the barer of bad news at the wrong time. So i am attaching photos of the pictures we have in hopes you can let me know what is the best way to get that appraised. /Users/lucindamcderm/Users/lucindamcdermott/Desktop/Eddie Reep/DSCN0567.JPGott/Desktop/Eddie Reep
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    Thank you, in advance, for your thoughts,


  3. Eric Hause says:

    Hi Susan,

    My father and mother were acquainted with your father during his time at ECU in Greenville, NC.

    My father conducted the ECU symphony, and he decided to take on Beethoven’s Ninth in the mid-70s, which was a big deal at the time. My mother, unbeknownst to my father, commissioned your father to create an original interpretation of Beethoven’s portrait for the vinyl recording album art. And, viola, he did an amazing job! My mother framed the life-sized original, and hung it in our living room, where it remained until 2010, when my father passed away, and my brothers and I placed my mother in a nursing home due to dementia (much like your mother and father).

    Here is a link to an image of his work: http://www.influencesolutions.com/reep2.jpg

    Your father’s Beethoven portrait always garnered a great deal of conversation amongst visitors and family—when I was a kid, it scared the hell out of me. But today, I am proud to say that it is hanging proudly in my home above the very piano where my father composed, I learned to play, and my mother taught the children of Greenville how to play.

    I send you my condolences on the loss of your father. His art played a major role in the vibe of our household, and as my parents’ #1 child as well, I can only say to you that I wish I had met him.

    Best wishes and positive vibes to you,

    Eric Hause
    Norfolk, VA

  4. Shawn Robertson says:

    Dear Susan, I don’t know if you remember my family, we lived next door in the two story colonial white house. I sad to hear your father passed away and mother, that is way my dad has not heard from your folk. Margret Robertson passed away 2 years ago and my brother John Cole Robertson. My father is 92 years old. Please say hello to your sisters and give them our love. I just thought I catch you up on our family new. Please give my email address to your sisters I would love to hear from Chris. I glad I found you website. was searching for your father’s art, which I did find. What is art history Ed had. Well, time to close this note.

    Best wishes,

    Shawn Robertson

  5. Jean Daigneau says:

    I’m doing research on Weedpatch School and am interested in finding out about any resources you might connect me with. I’d be especially interested in the journal of Tom Collins. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

  6. Anne Rutherdale says:

    Hi Susan,

    I am Anne, Jan’s step mom, and Jan sent photos and a pdf about your dad,and spoke about your trip with your sister and Jan. That stated me on an internet voyage of discovery.

    First I would like to say, how lovely that your Dad is getting such wonderful recognition for his work. I read the interview and saw his memorial video, and was touched by many things, including the fact that he became one of the partisans in Bologna. Very adventurous for an American GI.

    Also I want to quote my daughter Catherine, who when asked about our resemblance always says, “well you know the apple” rest of quote being, “does not fall far from the tree”. I would say from looking at your lovely photos, that is true for you and your Dad. Your photos show a very artistic eye and your web-site is fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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