Just Keep Coming Our Way
[Garden News from Lorra Dickinson]
Bella Cirrito helps Gordon with de-stemming the grapes.
Last Wednesday morning Gordon received a call
from the store in Riverside where he rented the grape de-stemmer. They
wanted to sell the de-stemmer we had rented. Gordon had to tell them, no
we were not interested, it was just more than we could afford. In the
afternoon we received a call from Nancy Kent. She wanted to do something
to remember the 1st anniversary of Dan's passing on October 11.
She was wondering if there was anything that we
wanted or needed for the garden. Dan loved the garden (he and Nancy
were among our early, early supporters), he also loved wine and the fact
that we had our own vineyard. As I am talking with Nancy about my
suggestions, Gordon walks into the room and suddenly became very
excited. He shared with Nancy about the available de-stemmer but told
her that it was probably too expensive. After giving Nancy the price she
agreed to donate half of the amount. (You should have seen Gordon
jumping up and down with joyful anticipation.) Gordon picked the
de-stemmer up and we will have it on display at church on Sunday.
We discussed putting a plaque on the front of
the de-stemmer in memory of Dan with love from Nancy, the Dickinson's,
and any other friend that wants to contribute to the purchase of this
important piece of equipment for the vineyard.
We love you Dan.