Back in 90 to 94 I was honored to be a colleague in the office of Greg Read. (And also other fine lawyers). But, beyond being a colleague, Greg was my friend. We had adventures together. It was a source of pride (and still is) that he deemed me a friend.
I looked up to Greg as a friend, as a lawyer and as a person. He had some faults. Some were a mile wide. But they did not matter to me because all the good stuff he offered was so much more rewarding and valuable.
He was a hunter and a gun man. And, though I had guns, we did not share that. He fished though. And we did share that. As far as I know, he still holds the record for largest Blue Marlin ever caught in the waters of Key Biscayne on a twenty pound test line. (The trophy, “Pedro”, is now in my office building). Then Jack Vissing, Greg’s partner, organized an annual fishing trip to Miami and Key Biscayne. I went on two or three of these and have great memories of the comraderie and adventures. Greg and I were the two single men on these trips…so we had our own set of adventures…perhaps beyond what Jack and the married guys had.
Greg’s great friend, Mary Ruiz, recently resurfaced a couple of old photos from those days. Here they are.
If anyone is interested, I might post a few of my own. But, it may not be of interest to anyone but me and a few others. But, call it a tribute to friendship.
This is a photo of Greaser. I think he is after Dolphin (Maui Maui) because it’s afternoon, he is not in a chair and he is using a light tackle.