Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In Memorium

Never will we have a back-fence neighbor as wonderful and as colorful as our first one.

Tom passed away this week.

He left us this beautiful tree and many interesting memories.

In 2011 we wrote:

25 years ago we suggested during an over-the-fence chat with the neighbor man that this, then scrawny tree, with a rather ugly name be cut down. Tom moved to the other hill long ago, but whenever he comes around he never fails to say, as we stand under the graceful Hackberry tree in the lovely shade, 
"Yeah, I guess we should have cut that tree down."

Photo: S. Plasch


double E said...

Oh my, I didn't know Tom passed away. Thank you for the picture and for triggering memories of Tom. What a strong and good-willed neighbor.

double E said...

Thank you for the link to his obituary as well. That laugh and open heart... Setting a wonderful example. No flowers, just do something nice for your neighbor. :)