Remembering Al Rostello

By Jim Cogdal – ‘The disease may have taken its toll on him physically the past few years, but I can assure you, it never touched his will to live, down to the final hunt.’

OWAA's poet

Editor’s note: Former OWAA President Joel M. Vance wrote this piece about Margaret Menamin Eshbaugh a number of years ago for Outdoors Unlimited. Eshbaugh, 71, who wrote the poem that became OWAA’s official prayer, died of leukemia June 3, 2009, in Pittsburgh after a brief hospitalization. You can read her obituary here. “In autumn when …

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