Lilies forum: Faraway Flowers & OUr Friend Ramona Titus

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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jul 1, 2012 4:53 PM CST

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Just wanted you all to know that a dear friend of mine is going through a lot right now. Ramona is a lily friend who has brought a lot to many of our gardens through her connections beyond our borders. She is a wonderful woman. The last year has brought sadness to her and her husband through a series of detrimental health issues that her husband has suffered. She is spending all of the time she has with her husband as he battles cancer and has been transferred into hospice care.

My thoughts and prayers are with her. It is never easy to watch the ones you love battle and suffer. The announcement below has been released for her Fall catalog.

FALL 2012

Due to a family crisis I will be unable to sell lilies this fall for Faraway Flowers. My attention is needed at home right now as my husband battles cancer. Your business is important to me and I plan to have offerings in the Spring and hope you, my loyal customers, will return for my sales at that time. I appreciate your support as I tend to personal matters beyond my control.

Lilies offerred by Hartle-Gilman will not be affected, as they are shipped from Minnesota, not here in Maine. Those will be available as they previously have been for 2012 Fall ordering. Their listings will be updated soon.
Tracey
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Jul 1, 2012 5:56 PM CST
We will always be here for Ramona. Always.
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Jul 1, 2012 6:40 PM CST
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts go out to Ramona and her loved ones.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 1, 2012 7:33 PM CST

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Ramona made the right choice. Thoughts and prayers going her way, and like Ticker said, we will always be here for her.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Jul 1, 2012 10:19 PM CST
I would be very surprised if she loses customers because of this ongoing situation. In fact, she may even gain some!

Let's all send her good vibrations!
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 2, 2012 12:04 AM CST
Thanks for keeping us updated. Will be looking forward to Spring and seeing what she has to offer. Prayers going their way.

Susan
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Jul 2, 2012 12:53 AM CST
I'll certainly be keeping her and DH in my thoughts.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
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jmorth
Jul 3, 2012 11:04 AM CST
Keeping Ramona and her's in our prayers.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Jul 3, 2012 1:44 PM CST
Ramona, My kindest thoughts and prayers are of you and your husband at this time. May God Bless You Both.

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BUGGYCRAZY
Jul 3, 2012 9:52 PM CST
So sorry to hear about Ramona, she is a dear friend of mine and a wonderful person, my thoughts are with her in this trying time.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 4, 2012 12:37 PM CST
My prayers also, Ramona.

I knew her husband was ill, but am so sorry to hear it's gotten to the point where hospice has been called in. I hope they take excellent care of her husband.

Prayers for many pain free days left.
Name: Patti
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bbrookrd
Jul 4, 2012 9:16 PM CST
Ramona, you sent me beautiful bulbs that brought me great joy with their splendid blooms that came for me during some difficult medical times, so now I wish to send you my best thoughts to you and your DH during your time of need. Patti

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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Jul 5, 2012 5:38 AM CST
So sorry to hear of her husbands illness. She is a delightful person to communicate with and this has to be a most difficult time for her.
Prayers and hugs.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 30, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Ramona, still praying for your husband. Especially for him not to be in pain. Prayers go out to you also.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jul 30, 2012 9:59 PM CST

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She needs our thoughts and prayers more than ever right now.
Tracey
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 30, 2012 10:18 PM CST

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One day at a time. Keeping Ramona and her husband in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Name: Becky
WI
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mattsmom
Jul 31, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Thoughts & prayers being sent your way for both you & your beloved husband.

MAINIAC
Aug 5, 2012 6:31 AM CST
Just to let you know that my beloved husband passed away in the evening of August 2. I am hoping his last days were pain free but one can never be sure. His last words to me were "I love you too." My mother passed away July 28 at the age of 99. I am trying hard to move forward. I am blessed with many friends and family. Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement. It means the world to me to know you care.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 5, 2012 8:06 AM CST
So sorry to hear about your husband passing. Just believe that his last days were pain free, and you certainly know he loved you. Way too young though. So sorry.

Your Mom lived a good life to 99.

God bless your family, Ramona. You've had one horrible week.
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Aug 5, 2012 8:50 AM CST
Still keeping you in my thoughts, Ramona.
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?

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