Bill and Beverly Warren visited Forry on November 1. Here is Bill’s report:
Beverly and I went by Forry’s today. He was alert and responsive but didn’t say much. Joe Moe told us privately that the house is now in a “hospice situation,” which I assume means a death watch. He also said that Forry is quite aware of this, and okay with it–he feels he’s lived a long, productive and happy life, and is facing death without any fears. We stayed a while; Forry’s lawyer took care of some papers with him privately while we chatted on the patio in back. (I didn’t know there WAS a patio in back.) Before we left, I was able to say a few things to Forry that I’ve held back (good things), on the assumption we may not meet again. However, Beverly and I do plan to go back there tomorrow and maybe the next day as well.
Update 11/3/2008: Dave Langford adds, “Earl Kemp’s version of Forry Ackerman’s sad condition, as circulated to several mailing lists on Saturday, went: ‘I have just been informed that 4sj has had a serious heart attack and is not expected to survive it.'”