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Subject: [Leica] In memorium " a Jaylen tear rose."
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed Jun 27 18:12:22 2007
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As possibly the only other LUGGER who is old enough to have a 
great-grandchild, I can appreciate the joy of seeing another generation 
begin,  and can imagine the feeling of loss when one is lost at such a young 
age.  Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:46 PM
Subject: [Leica] In memorium " a Jaylen tear rose."

> "A Jaylen Tear Rose."
> Some folks on list know how kind and wonderfully supportive the LUG is in
> times of family tragedy.
> It isn't always cameras and pictures, but when something occurs we reach 
> out
> to our screen family for support, because in many cases we are friends who
> communicate daily. We may not know you by face, but we know you by your
> written feelings and words.
> As each of our grand daughters were born, 4 in all, we planted a rose bush
> in the garden naming each after the girls, Kate, Sasha, Terra and Emily.
> Some twenty plus years now since the first.
> Kate being the oldest became a mother to a beautiful young lady 5 months
> ago. Jaylen, whom we watched growing quickly via Katies weekly internet 
> sent
> photos. Using her "grandpa camera."
> In any event Jaylen's rose bush wasn't planted as quickly as it should've
> been. As happens "we're too busy or other stupid excuse." The idea was 
> we'd
> plant it right along side her mother Kate's.
> Sunday morning I was about to leave for the garden shop to buy a bush and
> get it planted. However as I was about to leave we received a phone call 
> the
> wee young lady had died! To say the least our family was, is devastated.
> I didn't know where to turn for support or to cry on a shoulder.
> The LUG? And it's moments like this when we find out how wonderful the LUG
> Family really is.
> Yep our own caring Padre, Rev. Kenneth Frasier helped me get squared away
> and comforted even though living many thousands of miles a cross the
> continent. Along with a word or two from our own Brian Reid.
> So with extremely heavy heart, never mind shedding tears. Monday morning
> Irene and I went to the garden shop, purchased a beautiful pink rose bush,
> brought it home and planted it beside her mother Kate's.
> It has been appropriately named "Jaylen's tear rose." Because when I
> finished planting and watered it down, the droplets of water appeared much
> like tears, Jaylen's and our's one more time.
> I would like to say to all of you that simple things like planting a rose 
> or
> other small thing in the name of a family member should never be put aside
> for any reason! Simply because you never know.
> Thanks Padre Ken you are the best!
> ted
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