He knew where the mushrooms were and the huckleberries and the grouse and the trout. He was an authority on old books and new books and was an editor and had been a publisher. He was a savvy fisherman and cagey hunter.

Some years ago, when our family had an interest in a fishing and hunting lodge in Canada, we asked him to join us in a moose hunt. What a great time we had with such a knowledgeable, generous, kindly man. We did bring home plenty of moose meat, which by the way tastes like very good beefsteak.

In his news column some year later, he told of the good times he had and about the delightful moose meat sandwiches they had for lunch. Who could do and be all of this but Virgil Rupp. May God bless this man for his lifetime of being such a fine person.



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