Artist Bob Askew, from Swanee, TN, first studied with Lee in 2004. Bob was an instant friend, one of those people God planted in Lee’s life to give him strength for his calling and journey. Bob was a tremendous source of encouragement. He invited Lee to teach several workshops in Swanee which were all well attended thanks to Bob’s efforts.
While I was down in Swanee attending a writer’s retreat this past September, Bob gave me a letter he had written to our family, remembering how Lee had touched his life. Here are some excerpts from that letter: