Goodbye, my friend

This weekend the SCA and my family lost a dear and close friend, Larry Baum, known in the SCA as Master Yehudah of Nuremberg. We had dinner Friday night with a number of friends, and he had a heart attack after getting home, and died Saturday morning.

Words cannot even begin to describe the pain of losing this man, a pillar of the SCA in Atenveldt. He was a friend and mentor for 20 years, and was one of the people who kept me from quitting in disgust before I got my peerage.

He was the consummate practical joker, up to and including putting a literal wall of haybales in front of my tent in the middle of the night while I slept.

Godspeed, my friend. You are sorely missed.

Left to Right: Xoff, Nootka, Raibert, Iain, Larry

One Response to Goodbye, my friend

  1. What a great pic — love that expression on his face! So typical. I know how much you all will miss him … know that I’m missing him terribly right along with you. I’ve lost track of how many times he’s called since I moved, just to check in and tell me he missed me. He was always looking out for me, even from 2400 miles away — it was just his nature.