9th, your birthday. We visited the site and placed red roses near
the marker. We saw that others had been there and left a
wreath and a single rose. While we were there two people
stopped to visit. One, an older gentleman, shared the story of the
loss of his daughter. He had very kind and reassuring words for
us. The other, a young man, told us the he had visited the site
before and expressed his condolences.
drove to Lakeside children's unit in Eatonville, where Chris was the
Activities Director prior to moving to CFCI. We wanted to give
the kids a Nintendo and some games. While we were there, we
met several people who had worked with Chris. They remembered him as
a wonderful person who was great with the children. We also left
several copies of the 3ae and denizens CDs with them.
evening we met Tracy and Diana for dinner where we shared memories of
Chris, his music, his life and his loves. Afterwards the drive home
was a bit longer and quieter. S.W.
9th, Mothers Day. We brought red and white roses and placed them here
at this place that is at once both sorrowful and yet some how
Although we spent some time cleaning the area, it
was amazingly clean and neat. We brought a new plaque to replace the
old one that had faded. The little red knife was put to good
use. Several people stopped to talk and offered their good
We made it to Mirage
late and got the sails up just after sunset.
this evening. While cleaning up and putting some flowers here for you,
we found this note. It expresses
far better than I ever could how much you are loved and missed. God bless the person
who left the
note, and thank you.
thoughts were with you, we could not be at the accident site on the 6th.Hurricane Frances
had us pinned down at home.The
wind blew almost as hard as it did the day you helped tie up Reflection
during the storm on the
Potomac, when you were just ten years old. Your
mom lit a candle at the memorial, as she does every night.When she went to the memorial at
that morning, the candle went out.
We did make
it over on September 12th and found the site in some disrepair.We replaced the plaque, cleaned up a bit, and repositioned the
met us and brought a beautiful white rose to go with the two red roses
that your mom brought.We all
hugged and I realized just how much I miss you.S.W.
We were very
upset to find that the little cherub that had been a part of the site for so long
was damaged during hurricane Frances. When we visited after
hurricane Jeanne, we were saddened to see that it had been completely
weeks of searching, today we are happy to place a new cherub here. We
like it very much, and hope you do.
The little Cherub still stands guard.
That's what Cherubs do. The wreath was ruined during the
hurricanes, so we placed a new one in front of your plaque.
Several people stopped to visit and let us know that they stop here
often. One gentleman told us, as he watched us decorate the little
tree, that he stops here almost every day.
stayed for a while, knowing it would be our last visit this year.
The following week we left to spend Christmas in the mountains -- You were
there too - in our hearts. S.W. 1/04/05