My son, Patrick, and I met Babe and his wife, Maggie, while on the Pow Wow trail. They were fellow vendors and we had many friends in common. As well as vending at Pow Wows, Babe was a wonderful man, an accomplished dancer, and a talented Native American artist/craftsman.
Maggie, please take comfort in the words of Chief Seattle in a speech he gave to the United States Congress, "There is no death, only a change of place". We know that this good man, Clement "Babe" Whipple, will remain with all of us in spirit until we meet again and we know that his journey to his "sacred site" will be a good and peaceful one.
Babe, we will miss you!