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RE: surgery/Tony

Amen to that Theresa. One of the truly finest gentlemen I've ever
encountered he is. I may use the seeds he sent me here not too long ago
to do a "Tony flowerbed" in Spring. I think he'd like that idea....


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 16 Dec 2003 20:51:24 -0800

>Thank you for forwarding.  It is immensely sad, yet I am grateful that
>Janice considered us to send a note.   My new camellia that I finally got in
>the ground this weekend, opened one if its beautiful pure white flowers
>today and I recall thinking that it looked like an angel sitting among the
>deep green leaves.  Tony happened to be the one to encourage me to get a new
>camellia after my last one didn't survive a transplant.  My prayers are that
>Tony continues to be in peace and that he and his family know how many lives
>he has touched.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Judy L Browning
>Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:29 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] surgery
>Dear Judy,
>Thanks for the kind message.
>Update on Tony:
>Tony is failing fast.  He is under Hospice Care now and on full-time oxygen
>and morphine to help his breathing.  They brought a hospital bed in for him
>today and we have it in the family room.  Some of the time he is coherent.
>Never complains.  He is just waiting quietly for the Lord to take him.
>(He's ready to care for the Lord's garden !!).    I am so very sad to lose
>this wonderful man in my life who has been so very good to me and loved me
>all these years.  However, I know that he will be in a much better place
>with the Lord Whose Love is greater that all we can give..
>It has been so difficult for me to see him in this condition, but the drugs
>are keeping him peaceful. He is in no pain (thank God).  The Hospice nurse
>informed us today that if any of the family wants to see him they should
>come now because he is gradually going into coma.  He recognizes friends
>that come now and always has a little smile.  It does him so much good to
>see those he loves.
>Last night there were 20 adult friends and some children here filling our
>home singing Christmas Carols.  Two guys had guitars, a gal played flute and
>another the violin.    It was wonderful for all of us and especially for
>Tony.  His little toes just kept time with the music and he relished in all
>these wonderful friends doing this for him.  They trimmed his Christmas tree
>for him and decorated his front window (which was always a pride to him).  I
>am so happy that he had his Christmas.
>We covet your prayers.
>P.S.  Perhaps you could forward this to your CHAT group....
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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