Since leaving Rice, we've only gotten together a few times. Once, when he visited me in the 1970s in Los Angeles, we spent a good deal of time visiting gas stations he wanted to photograph for his upcoming book, "Fill 'Er Up": An Architectural History of America's Gas Stations
When I visited him in Trenton in 1982, I probably said that I was sorry I forgot to bring the book and have him autograph it for me. Instead, he autographed this item.
The inscription says:
March 24, 1982
My close personal
& moderately demented
friend. FIRE DRILL!
Maybe someday I will manage to get his autograph on my copy of "Fill 'Er Up".