Irises forum: Very sad news regarding our own Vi (stetchworth)

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 9:01 AM CST
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.

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stetchworth
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Jan 1, 2015 9:43 AM CST
She will be missed! Thank you for letting us know, Debra. Sad news indeed when we have lost a member of our ATP family.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jan 1, 2015 9:56 AM CST
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.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jan 1, 2015 10:03 AM CST
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
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Jan 1, 2015 10:07 AM CST
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.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 10:13 AM CST
I posted the notice on Cubits, too. Most of us go to both sites, but some only visit the Iris Cubit.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 1, 2015 11:31 AM CST
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
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 1:21 PM CST
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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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jan 1, 2015 1:27 PM CST
I'm so glad that her son let us know about this. Otherwise we would just be wondering what happened.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 1:35 PM CST
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.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jan 1, 2015 1:37 PM CST
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.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Jan 1, 2015 2:11 PM CST
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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UndertheSun
Jan 1, 2015 3:12 PM CST
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...
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Jan 1, 2015 3:59 PM CST
I am so sorry to hear the news.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 1, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Yes. thanks to her son who let us know. Condolences to him.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jan 1, 2015 6:17 PM CST
December was a bad month -- a sad month -- lots of losses. Sad
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Jan 1, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Oh that is sad Sad she will be missed here.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jan 1, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Very sorry to hear this. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jan 1, 2015 6:56 PM CST
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
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

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