IN MEMORY OF FRAN SAGE 1/16/1932 – 5/8/2017

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.  Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 Photo John Avant

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5 Responses to IN MEMORY OF FRAN SAGE 1/16/1932 – 5/8/2017

  1. Nan Six says:

    A beautiful tribute to your mom. From what I know about her, she touched many in her life and has left quite a legacy in you, Steve and Sam! Wishing you all peace during this time of loss and grief.

  2. Barbara Estinson says:

    Your quote and picture in memory of your mom are both beautiful, Sandy. The quote is rich with wisdom … and I know your mom touched many people in her life…. including you. She touched me too. Love you.

  3. Di Anne Lewis says:

    I’ve pondered Ray Bradbury’s quote in memory of your mother ever since reading it early this morning. In addition to all that her hand touched she left behind her a child for all of us:

  4. Jesse says:

    Thinking about you Sandy, been a tough year :(. This is a beautiful photo and excellent quote in memory of Fran. Thanks for your persistence in Craig Factor this year despite all that you have had going on, keep up the good work!

    • Sandy says:

      Thanks Jesse, Di, and Barb. Appreciate all of your support and loyalty. Has been a tough year but glad I was here for my parents.

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