Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of my friend and original Real Eight member Louis J. (Lou) Ullian (1932 – 2010) Was a diver and original member of the Real Eight Company. A native of Worcester, Massachusetts he served in the U.S. Navy, Naval Weapons Station from 1956 – 19... More. I first met Lou at his home in January 2005. After an hour of pleasant conversation about shipwreck coins I was treated to a wonderful lunch prepared by his wife Helen. From then on visiting Lou and Helen in January became a yearly ritual. I looked forward to these visits (and lunch). When Lou died in 2010 I continued to visit Helen and their daughter Linda (when she is in town). I almost feel like a part of the family now which isn’t surprising as Lou always made me feel right at home. You can find his obituary here and also see him in a video that is a part of our collection.