It took me by surprise. Hearing Louie Anderson passed away. I was fortunate to meet and talk to Louie. He was a long-time friend of my friend John Hines. He would call in & stop in when he was in town for shows or holidays. The kindest human! Louie grew up in St. Paul and started the Minneapolis Comedy Scene. I know so many people that had the fortune to call him "Friend". I had to chance to be near his greatness!