"Stokes left behind an interesting piece of writing. “When the sun peeks over the horizon, it is the signal for the beginning of a new day,” it read. “The beauty that the sun creates is something that words cannot describe. To me, one of the great satisfactions of living in the country is that you can get the real beauty of the sun, without the obstruction of the smoke.” For the last dozen years of his life, Stokes had lived in a hospital room in downtown Cincinnati. The “country” probably refers to the few days each year he spent in the Catskills."