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Re: FW: Tony's Tree


How wonderful. Thanks for that Melody. My "Tony's bed" is doing
wonderfully and I hope to have pictures soon. A fitting tribute to a
very fine man who is missed by all of us. The tree that is. But the bed
is nice too.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 5/21/2004 7:48:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] FW: Tony's Tree

> Dear all:  A message from Tony's wife, Janice:
> 
>  --- On Fri 05/21, Janice Veca < tjveca@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Janice Veca [mailto: tjveca@comcast.net]
> To: mhobertm@EXCITE.COM
> Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 17:05:41 -0700
> Subject: Tony's Tree
> 
> Dear Melody, 
> 
> Wanted to let you know that we finally did get Tony's Dogwood tree
> planted. I don't have the proper name with me at this moment, but I can
> send you that info later. It is 8 ft. tall and is planted in a wonderful
> spot at the end of the Church Parking Lot in front of large Washington
> pines. Our Church property is 15 acres and when standing at the tree you
> can see large fields of grass with the Mountains in the background.
> Tony's ashes are resting beneath the tree and it is really appropriate
> since he worked on those grounds trimming bushes and flowers as a
> volunteer many, many hours and absolutely loved the place.
> 
> 
> We didn't make a formal announcement of the tree planting ceremony but
> it got around by word of mouth. Tony had so many friends who loved him
> and more than 100 people came to be there at the planting and many took
> turns shoveling dirt around the tree. Tony's favorite scriptures were
> read and friends shared many wonderful memories of Tony and his love for
> all.
> 
> 
> Again, thank you for the gift to make it possible to purchase the tree.
> I am having pictures made and will certainly send you copies when they
> are available. I'll also send you some pictures of the blooms in Tony's
> yard now -- if they come out as I hope.
> 
> 
> Much love to you and your family,
> 
> Janice  
> 
> 
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