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IN tribute to Edward Argo (VR, March 24, 2012, vol 170, p 316), Tricia and Angus Macpherson write: It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Ted Argo, a larger-than-life character and someone who we were immensely fond of. There are many people who could provide fuller accounts of this remarkable man's life (enough tales to fill a book or two, no doubt) but I (TM) feel very privileged to have known him for a relatively short 24 years.
I first met Ted and his wife, Marlene, when I was a second-year vet student. I was friendly with their eldest daughter in the halls of residence and they had arrived to collect her at the end of term. Our first meeting involved an awful hangover and a ghastly mint green jogging suit (on my part – it was the 1980s!). Neither Ted nor Marlene batted an eyelid at my sorry state.
I was to become a frequent visitor to The Stabling in Lockerbie, …