A Special Tribute to Larry Fitter

Many of the Sons of the Desert knew Larry Fitter. Larry founded The Babes in Toyland Tent of St. Louis in 1980, and shepherded it through its growth years. In the late 1990s Larry’s arthritis and back pain made it impossible for him to continue as Grand Sheik, but Larry continued to attend tent meetings as much as he could. On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, Larry Fitter passed away.

Losing Larry is like losing a father. The tent members feel the same bittersweet, sad flow of emotions–sad at knowing we’ll see Larry at no more meetings, but sweet from the memories of the many good times and good friends we’ve made because he founded the tent and nurtured it.

None of those good things would have happened without Larry.