At the age of thirteen, 38 years ago I was at Mr. Parker's Pasadena home with then known Steve Sanders now Steve Muhammad and Vountria Moss. We were invited often in those wonderful days. Mr. Parker allowed Vountria and myself to have many magazines and pictures from his collection. In 1990 his last year with us, I again was at his home. I showed Mr. Parker some of the pictures that he had given me years earlier. There was one of Nick Cerio that Mr. Parker wanted a copy of. I gave that original picture to this great man. In my heart I knew that these pictures were gifts that were given. He gave us all so many beautiful gifts and I was honored to be able to return a gift given that was special to him. I am truly blessed to have shared time and space with the Man, Senior Grandmaster Ed Parker.