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Jan 1, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I received word today from Vi's son David that she died on December 30th. Don't have any other information, but told him I would take care of notifying us here and on the Iris Cubit. I have his email address. If anyone wants to send him a message, treemail me.

Violet Polmanteer
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Jan 1, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
She will be missed! Thank you for letting us know, Debra. Sad news indeed when we have lost a member of our ATP family.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Jan 1, 2015 9:56 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
So sad to hear, it was nice that she was able to visit England this last summer once more. She was so excited to get some irises planted last summer and was looking forward to seeing them this spring. Sad indeed.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 1, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oh -- I'm crying. Vi and I shared Irises and other things. This past fall she gifted me with two Irises -- my choice -- from Schreiner's. We were already talking about what Irises I would send her next summer. This is terrible. Crying Crying Crying
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 1, 2015 10:07 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I am so glad she kept her iris dreams and was looking forward to the future bloom season. I am sorry for all y'all that knew her well and will miss her most.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Jan 1, 2015 10:13 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I posted the notice on Cubits, too. Most of us go to both sites, but some only visit the Iris Cubit.
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Jan 1, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sad She was so sweet. I traded some iris with her too. Sad that she won't see the iris she was looking so forward to this spring, but I agree with Tom that it is wonderful she got back home to England last fall.

One fond remembrance I have: We had a running joke, because when I would get an envelope from her it always made my cats go crazy. They would rub themselves all over her envelopes but neither of us found out why. She would always let me know when another "cat attractor" was coming my way! Smiling
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 1, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Jan 1, 2015 1:21 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Vi was rightfully proud of her son, David. Here she is with him at his military retirement ceremony.

stetchworth said:Well got over being sick and have done my taxes so back to normal life, here is the photo of my son like I said I would post. This is me pinning on his retirement pin. It was a great ceremony room was packed with family, friends and military personnel. He got several awards, I was so proud.
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Jan 1, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm so glad that her son let us know about this. Otherwise we would just be wondering what happened.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 1, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I treemailed her Christmas week because of the storms out that way and because I hadn't seen her posting recently. Was about to send paper mail or call when her son answered me this morning.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 1, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Those of us who post regularly on the Daylily Porch Swing thread have sent our contact information to a couple of members who volunteered to be coordinators. If one of us doesn't post for awhile--usually about two weeks--and doesn't answer treemail, then a coordinator either emails or calls to check up. Something to think about.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 1, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That is very sad news! I didn't know Vi well, but enjoyed her informative posts. I'm glad she had her health to the very end so she could continue doing what she loved. I hope I can keep growing and enjoying my irises until the very end of my life. I'm sending prayers for comfort to her family. Rest In Peace Vi.
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Jan 1, 2015 3:12 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Oh how very sad! Sad I didn't know her well either, but I'll miss her all the same. My heart goes out to all of her family and friends. Group hug May she rest in peace...
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Jan 1, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I am so sorry to hear the news.
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Jan 1, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yes. thanks to her son who let us know. Condolences to him.
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Jan 1, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
December was a bad month -- a sad month -- lots of losses. Sad
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 1, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oh that is sad Sad she will be missed here.
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Jan 1, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Very sorry to hear this. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
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Jan 1, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was going to post a picture that she sent me of the iris garden she made with the ones I sent her, but I can't figure out how to get it moved to here. Sad
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"

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