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A late word and a way to morn.......

Ladies and gentleman, any of you who have been around the boating business for any length of time may remember a fine gentleman by the name of Richard 'Dick' Bond. I am sorry to inform any that did not know that Mr. Dick passed away Tuesday Morning after fighting the onset of the dreaded Alztimers (sp) and a battle with Pnuemonia. We laid Mr. Dick to rest this evening under a big Gum tree in Greenoaks Cemetary in Baton Rouge.

Mr. Dick worked in the boating industry for years with my fondest memories of him being a field tester for Stratos Bass Boats and running the parts department and selling boats at Martrain Marine in Baton Rouge. Words cannot describe what I learned from this man and how he knew the spillway like the back of his hand.

We had a memoriable service today with several family and friends and members of the Air Force Honor Guard.

There are a lot of Bass and Sac-a-lait that are breathing easier today with the passing of Mr. Dick but they should beware, he was buried with everything that he needed to do damage above, including a pocket full of izzy-bees, the spinner bait that he developed and sold from his kitchen.

Rest easy my old friend, until we meet again.

Daryl
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