Dr. Monroe Birdsey
I am still in shock over Monroe's death. I spoke with him the beginning of
week just to check on him. He did not sound like Monroe, I thought I was
talking to a complete stranger, but I kept telling myself, "It is Monroe."
Little did I realize that it would be my last conversation with him. At the
time of our conversation, he was complaining about back problems, and general
unease. I had no idea that things were going wrong with his system. He will
truly be missed. I will miss his wit and charm, but most of all his enormous
intellect. It is truly a sad time for us in the plant world. The man was
truly respected (though not always understood).
South Miami, FL