Letter to the editor: Robert Escandon will be missed

first_imgLetter to the editor, by John Munro — Today, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 I found out I lost a friend. Robert Escandon passed away Tuesday, August 14, after a bout with brain cancer and a stroke.  Another friend of Robert’s, Tracy McCue send me an e-mail informing me of the tragic news.  Anyone who follows the Sumner Newscow any at all, I’m sure are familiar with Robert’s many blogs he contributed for the Sunday features/editorials.The ironic thing of this whole story is, I never had the chance to actually meet Robert in person.  He would write a Sunday blog, sometimes about very mundane things, such as things he’s seen, or places he’s visited.  Other times he would write about subjects that tended to be a little more political.  This is where I got to “know” Robert a little better.  Robert had a rather left-leaning political stance, and from being raised and spending most of his life in England, I can understand his position.  Myself, on the other hand, is practically opposite as far as political views go. So I relished the opportunity to make replies to most of his political charged blogs, and get some actual debate going, more often than not.  He even suggested that I write a blog now and then, which I did, and he jumped right in with his opposing view, and again the debate was on.Of course, I can’t speak on behalf of Robert, but I think he probably enjoyed the debates we had as much as I did.  It seems that thru all of the exchanges we had, I don’t remember any time when there was any open hostility.  He had his ideas, and I had mine, and that’s just the way it was.  Not once through all of our debates, per se, did I ever experience anything other than respect.  We were just two guys, with different views, having conversations over the current subject at hand.I’m sorry that Robert and I didn’t actually get to meet each other, maybe sit down over a cup of coffee, and just have a good old fashion conversation, about whatever would come up.Maybe some day when my number’s up, I’ll get the chance to sit down with him, and really get to know him.  Until then, rest easy Robert, I’m going to miss you.John MunroWellington.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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I will also miss his voice, and miss the lively exchanges you two used to have. Report Reply 1 reply · active 103 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down John Munro · 103 weeks ago Thank you Alison. I just imagine a bunch of Newscow readers are going to miss our debates back and forth. I’m sure both Robert and I had a lot of fun with them. Now, only one left to pick on is Que-ball (yawn). Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 103 weeks ago John, I’m sorry to hear you never got to meet Robert in person. He lived across the road from me and was one of my daughters teachers. I’ve got to say you missed out on an engaging face to face conversation. I know many didn’t like his political stance but to know him as a neighbor was a joy, he was the kind of person who when you saw him outside either of you would go to the others yard to have a chat and see how life was treating each of you. Report Reply 0 replies · active 103 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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