I fell in love with you
the very first time I saw you in Explorers.
I followed your career
and I own every movie you ever made
and at one time when I was twelve
had over 563 pictures of you on my walls
and in a scrapbook!
I even remember when I got jealous of
Ione Skye in The Night in the Life
of Jimmy Reardon when she kissed you.
I miss your acting so much
and your contributions to the film society.
Joaquin has definately lived up to
the Phoenix name and
I am sure you are proud of him.
I remember writing to your fan club
and making sure that I wrote
"Phoenix, Arizona" all in red
so you would write me faster
because your last name was the same
as the city that I lived in!
I miss you River!
May you rest in peace!
|Jennifer Mercer - Phoenix, Arizona,
August 11, 2006