“When he asked me the price,” recalls George, “I thought about the famous Paris trip, which Marion conceived of and organized to recoup his brother Edwin’s gubernatorial campaign debt. Each of the 600 Edwards supporters, including me, paid $25,000 to attend.
“Well Marion, I guess it will cost you $25,000, I told him.
“‘Well Papa George, it’ll cost me that much, huh?’
“The problem with you, Marion, I exclaimed, is that you’ve got too many friends!
“In the end, he agreed to the price, so I guess we broke even on that deal.”
“Marion was the kind of guy,” said George, “who, when he took on a project, always finished it. And if you needed help, he’d help you, showing genuine concern for your situation.
“He was a true friend to me for thirty years.”