Monday, April 27, 2009

A Dunn Center neighbor, Reuben Benz, died two days ago at age 82. He was a master mechanic and gardener, and one of the nicest guys around.

I once wrote a song called "Reuben Benz," in which I fantasized about stealing carrots and onions from his garden late at night. The song was a playful tribute to a man who represented all that's good and generous about rural North Dakota.


Anonymous said...

Amen Brother, have a good journy Reuben!

"Mahatma Spud"

Anonymous said...

What a great name. Rest in peace Reuben.