About a year before he passed, Doc and I had several long phone conversations, and we always said we'd meet. He was going to mail me some odds and end and a few papers, but then he took a turn for the worse. I never got to see what was supposed to be there. He was a really nice guy, and like you, it hit me hard when he was gone. Interestingly, when we talked, we talked shop more than about his collection or mine.