Last Friday and Saturday, Lexicans from near and far converged on Shakespeare’s in San Diego to celebrate his life. I talked with a man who worked with Lex after his Navy time and asked him what Lex would think about all this.
“Well”, he said, ” Lex would laugh and say you were all crazy. But he would be flattered!”
It wasn’t a somber moment but a time with lots of stories and laughter.
The funniest story – one that I had not heard, came from none other than the Hobbit. It seems when Lex would walk his dog, Gus, he got into regular conversations with his neighbor.
Over time, he learned that the neighbor liked to read Neptunus Lex. Only he didn’t know Lex, only Carroll.
“When are you going to tell him?”, the Hobbit asked him.
Here’s to you, Lex.