As with everyone here on the boards, I'm almost at a loss for words on the passing of Dennis on Tuesday. Both Brent and I are still trying to wrap our heads around what happened, and we're both a bit fearful about what will happen next. That being said, we both have nothing but wonderful memories of Daddy D . The first time we visited the Ranches for St. Patrick's weekend in 2011, it was such an amazing time. We had ridden Greyhound a total of 40 hours from St. Louis to Reno, with stops in Kansas City, Denver and Salt Lake City along the way for a layover or to change buses. On the final leg of our trip going to our first visit, when we were in West Wendover, NV, we saw the casino we stopped at and Brent said to me "Colin -- I don't thing we're in St. Louis anymore." And with such a big smile as well. We knew we were on a trip that would change our lives for the better. When Dennis heard about our journey, he said it was "heroic. That shows a lot of commitment on your part." He was so happy that we made the trip the way we did, and from that moment on, it sealed a lifelong friendship with him, Madam Suzette and all the board members we met that weekend. As I said when we were asked to make a speech at the big party at the Bunny Ranch, "how can we not look back upon this weekend, with all the good things that has happened to us, and not feel changed?" One of the ladies who was there at the time, Tamela Lee, told us she nearly broke down in tears; it touched her heart that much. And I actually danced with Sunny Lane as well to a song that was on the radio. She seemed very impressed when I told her it was my Mom who taught me how to dance. But I digress here. When it was time to leave and go back home, when we were in the limo heading back to the Greyhound station in Reno, and I've said this so many times before, I actually broke down and cried in the limo. We had been treated so well and kind by so many people that weekend, and I didn't want to go home, knowing what was facing me there with my job at the time. Every trip to the Ranches since then has been the time of both Brent's and my lives, and we can't begin to say how well Dennis treated us in each visit. It was like talking with an old friend every time, and he was always the life of the party. Dennis was always happy to hear from us via E-mail, or sometimes text, and it really meant a lot to myself and Brent. It still does today. Others can say whatever they want about him, but the Dennis Hof I know was very kind, generous and downright friendly to both Brent and I. We're never going to forget him and how he welcomed us into the Bunny Ranch family. All of you -- ladies, bartenders, cashiers, behind-the=scenes workers, everyone -- always have a special place in our hearts for all of you. Thank you so much Dennis for all of your kindness, hospitality and the friendship you showed to both Brent and I. May you rest in peace, and we both love you and everyone at the Ranches very, very much. You'll always have a very special place in our hearts. Deepest sympathies and condolence to all of you at the Ranches as well. Both Brent and I always send our good and kindest thoughts and wishes always.