Our long time (25 years plus) family friend Herbert Enderton passed away on October 20, and today his wife Cathy and I went to the UCLA campus where the flag was to fly at half mast in Herbert's honor. Herbert was a mathematics professor and editor of The Journal of Symbolic Logic for many years, and his devotion to his work at UCLA made this a particularly fitting tribute for him. However, going to half-mastings has never featured before as an experience in my life, so I didn't know quite what to expect.
Cathy, standing by the tribute to her husband
Cathy and me
A breeze attempts to open up the UCLA flag.
Then we visited Herbert's office - lots of books and papers to deal with.
His jacket, hung where he left it.
Afterwards, we went out to a cheery lunch with Paul (lentil soup and cappuccino at Amelia's, and some much needed retail therapy at the Salvation Army.
Now I will share some pictures of Herbert, from over the years in our long family friendship.
Herbert meets our cat Martial (2009)
Cathy and Herbert at their son Eric's wedding
Herbert making the toast
Herbert and grandchild - Eric and Elaine's daughter Evelyn (2009)
At Bearpaw (Sequoia National Park)
Both families - me, Peter, Cathy, Herbert, Eric, Bert, in the 1980s on Bearpaw porch
Two couples at Bearpaw, 1980s
Peter and Herbert near Tamarack Lake
Paul, me, Herbert and Cathy at Tamarack Lake
Peter and Herbert on the Lakes Trail at Sequoia in winter
Me and Herbert at Bearpaw, 2007
Herbert at Bearpaw
Paul and Herbert