that's indeed a very touchin' story , dear "oe II" !!! *sigh*
especially the bit with "the voice from the past" - so to say - on the ol' tape ... simply stunnin' & i bet it was somehow a bit scary too !!!
well ... like i also use to say : "NOW is the time !!!" , as we CAN'T live in the past nor in the future , but jus' NOW_!!!
anyway ... c u !