Drawing For The Mark's Memorial Project

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 02-21-2008 07:28 PM 1637 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I’d like to thank all of you for the participation in the this wonderful project and event. And my special thanks goes to Dusty and Karson for the idea as well as the execution.

We have received 30 donations total and I’m going to invest this money to make this website more stable and faster by buying the webserver software license.

The recipient of the Memorial Project is Karrie (picked in the random drawing from all donors).

You can read more about the development of this project in the following two blog series:

Let me wrap up this project with the following text by Debbie taken from the latest eMag:

Memorial Event for Oscorner

Most of you are aware of the passing of our fellow LumberJock, Oscorner. Many of us were first greeted by Mark when we joined the site and we were blessed by his kind words of support when we posted a project.

Now, with the initiative of Dusty and Karson, a Memorial event has been set up in his honour. One of Mark’s requests for his funeral was that people didn’t spend money on flowers but donated them to a cause that would help others. Dusty and Karson are doing just that.

Together, they have created “Mark’s Heavenly Flight”, a framed stained glass piece of art that symbolizes Oscorner’s faith and his final journey. LumberJocks are encouraged to make a $10 donation to in Oscorner’s memory (which will ensure that the site is funded for some time, keeping it available to help others). Everyone who makes a donation will have their name “put in a hat” and a random selection will be made on February 21th. Arrangements will then be made for this person to receive the one-of-a-kind memorial piece.

A big thank-you to Dusty and Karson for their tribute and all the work that they have put into this.

”Thinking of you, Oscorner”
~ the LumberJocks

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#1 posted 02-21-2008 07:34 PM

Thanks Martin for the notification. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this and it was a surprise 10 minutes ago when my daughter called and told me that she won it.

She said, “Now I’ll have another piece that my father made.” Thanks to all those who contributed to the project and to the donation fund. My Mark be honored as he honored us with his presence on LumberJocks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 02-21-2008 07:38 PM

Dang…...I was hoping to win. I wanted an excuse to drive up to Dusty’s and see his Crack House…..Oh well. Congrats to Karrie. Had I won it, my plan was to send it to Mark’s wife as our memorial to him.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#3 posted 02-21-2008 09:31 PM

I am glad the project generated what it did. It is truly a work of art and a wonderful tribute.

Lazy, I can tell you that it is worth the trip to Dusty’s, even if you aren’t picking up the prize.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 02-21-2008 09:41 PM

Congratulations to Karrie, it’s also nice that it’s kept in the family of one of the creators.

Karson, that’s one advantage of having a large family.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 02-21-2008 10:00 PM

how wonderful. It made me smile to think of it in Karson’s daughter’s home! A special tribute became even more special.


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 06:40 AM

Thanks Karson and Dusty!

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