Dave Ellis sends his thanks for the turn out for Nicholas’ memorial:
I’m really happy that members of the Bonsai Club were able to attend Nick’s send-off. I know that it meant a lot to Simon and Theresa. I hope that everyone took home some of Nick’s Bonsai library… I sure know that I did.. There were still quite a few left-overs when all was said and done that evening..
In Nick’s last days, he was pretty much unresponsive, as they say.. and while sitting with him, I read to him.. the only reading material he had with him.. the JOHN YOSHIO NAKA Commemorative issue of the JABS. cover to cover.. and then to later find out that Mr. Naka had visited the Albuquerque club.. made it all that much more meaningful.