This was one of the last pictures I took of Sol on a visit he made to us in November of 2007. Unfortunately my friend Sol passed away on July 29, 2010, at his home, after a long period of failing health. He was born March 10, 1935, in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of Selim and Helen Negm, he moved to the United States as a young man and served in the U.S. Army. Sol was an innkeeper and restaurateur, and came to the Seacoast in 1969 to open the Helm Restaurant. He also opened the Matthew Marsh House, Harvest House and Eliot House restaurants. He then went into real estate and operated the Sol Negm Real Estate Company for many years. In addition to a regular Monday night poker game and monthly trips to Foxwoods Casino, He and I enjoyed many years of fellowship in and serving on the Board of Directors in the Warwick Club, a private men's club in Portsmouth, NH.