An Appreciation of Clinton B. Ford and the AAVSO of Fifty Years Ago
Deptartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 7, 2011; received March 2, 2012; accepted March 2, 2012
This is a rather personal story about Clinton B. Ford, my boyhood mentor in astronomy, and about the influence of the AAVSO and Clint on my life and career. While much has been written on Clint, this addresses the man, and his kindness.