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Paul was Mr. Bug's dear friend. He passed away on Thursday night surrounded by friends and family. He will be missed.
His favorite city was Montreal. This is Mr. Bug's favorite picture of Paul. He's sitting on the balcony in Montreal with Mr. Bug's brother. He enjoyed sitting and watching the world go by while he chatted and laughed. Paul loved Mr. Bug's Montreal family. Paul was part of the family. Mr. Bug's brother hosted Paul in his home one weekend every month for the past 3 or 4 years - it may have been longer...
We went to Montreal for the weekend one summer - a bunch of us in a 15 passenger van. Paul drove. He drove FAST! I think we may have made it to the city in less than 4 hours. Paul enjoyed the night life, the shopping, and of course -- the girls.
Paul chaperoned a ski trip with Mr. Bug and me many many years ago. Paul played basketball with the kids during the evening activity time. He towered over most of them and they all wanted him on their team!! Paul managed to set off the fire alarm in the dorm with the steam from his shower. It was pretty funny!! Paul was a terrific skier. He challenged the kids to black diamond runs and managed not to lose any of them on the way down. He was one tired puppy at the end of the weekend!!
Paul was neat as a pin. He was known to wash people's floors while he waited for them to get ready to go out. His peanut butter jar was a sight to behold. He would scoop out the peanut butter and manage to keep the peanut butter level and the sides clear. I haven't figured out how he did that one yet... He was always looking for gadgets to keep his things neat. I had a toothpaste tube squeezer thingy on my toothpaste tube. He saw it and asked me what it was - it was bright green. When I told him, he got so excited that I gave him mine. He appreciated the little things!
Paul loved cars. He had winter cars and summer cars. He knew how to fix them, how to drive them, and every little thing about them. His most recent car purchase was a GTO. He loved that car! He loved the Impala, too. He was a car kind of guy. His car was neat, too. He had a trash bag that he emptied every trip. Mr. Bug still can't get past that one!!
Paul was a great guy and he will be missed!
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