We had a sad week with a friend’s passing — 17 Comments

  1. How soon should I start my seeds if I won’t have a outdoor greenhouse or hoop to put my grown plants in? I plant directly in the ground in the open garden. My Indiana garden gets planted mid May.

    Wishing you and your family good tidings.

  2. So very sorry to hear of MrJerry’s passing. So many of your articles have mentioned him over the years. David going to work for him. Him loaning you things etc. May he rest in a peace well deserved for such a nice neighbor. My sympathies to you all.

  3. In a world where too many businesses seem to have no heart, it is wonderful that the implement dealer would bring Jerry’s tractor to the assisted living home for pictures. And I think the obituary saying is a great mantra to live by. Sort of fits with “I’d rather wear out than rust out!” Maggie

  4. Sad for you at the loss of a dear friend. Glad that you have wonderful memories. We should all hope to leave behind people who will miss us.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear friend. Seems we’ve reached a time in life when it is no longer rare. I miss them all–there’s no one to replace their wisdom.

    • Thank you Wanda. Yes, that’s sure true. But something we all must face at one time or another.

  6. Planted onions this morning. Harvested and weeded my peas and tomatoes. Weeded arugula and carrots. Beets are finally up.

  7. You admiration for your neighbor is so heartfelt. My sympathies to all his family and friends.

    • Thank you Sue. Jerry was, indeed, much loved through his life. Luckily, his family has abundant support due to it.

  8. What a life well lived! And many friends! To have even a glimmer of his life would be a blessing. May peace and joy fill you as you reminisce over the memories of Jerry.

    • It would take pages and pages to even mention all the wonderful things Jerry did and accomplished during his life. He was truly a unique human being.

  9. Sorry to hear it! Jackie, my husband and I started following you back in 2006 and I have all your books. Sorry to say, he passed away 6 weeks ago at 63 after fighting a hard fight. I picked upyour book, Starting over again last week and so many similar situations we went thru!
    May you have many memories of your friend!

    • I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s a really, really hard thing to go through. Yes, we’ll always have many memories of Jerry.