I just learned moments ago that JD White, a man I considered a very close friend for many years passed a few weeks ago. Sadly, as happens sometimes we fell out of touch a few years back and I've never regretted that as much as I am right now. For many years JD served as the - as I dubbed him many years ago - "Man Behind The Green Curtain" for WINS, the World Internet Numismatic Society. He was the operations administrator for the coin club and website. And JD and I were the co-designers of the WINS Token, our coin club coin. He was also the man who created my avatar for me. JD was a specialist with Maria Theresa thaler and wrote several articles on the subject over the years that have no doubt helped many collectors. And years ago, he was also the admin for the old Coin World coin forum, and I backed him up on that from time to time. He could be as stubborn as I am at times, maybe that's why we hit it off as friends and got along, I dunno. But hit it off we did, we attended many coin shows together and I even stayed with he and his wife for short visits at their home in rural Arizona a few times. Luckily though I was not there the time that a black bear decided to come to visit, broke right in through the kitchen window and proceeded to make himself at home, and welcome to everything in the home ! JD used to love telling that story, I laughed myself silly the first time he told me. JD was also a member of this forum, though he very seldom ever posted. He was old fashioned that way, if he had his druthers the email list was his preferred method of interaction for discussing coins with others. I'm sure he will be missed by many.