|Project by Karson||posted 08-21-2013 04:01 AM||1337 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
December 23, 2007 was the day that I got a message from LJ’s Dusty. We were all in shock over the death of one of our loved and beloved LumberJockers (Oscorner) .
Dusty was wanting to propose that a memorial be made for Mark and to help Martin with the funding in the early days of Lumberjocks. So his proposal was to make a memorial stained glass window and the winner of it would be drawn from the names of the lumberjocks who made a donation to Lumberjocks to keep it funded.
Dusty started his blog entry here
If you read some of these early blogs you will probably find that some of the pictures might be missing, because these blogs are 7 1/2 years old. Martin also made a change in the storage addresses of some of the links and if you click on a link and it is not found then look at the url of where you were trying to go. If it has jocks/ after the lumberjock.com then delete the jocks/ and try again.
The blog entries that I posted start here
It turns out that there were three of these stained glass panels made by Dusty.
The first one was shipped to me and was broken in shipment by FedEx. I called Dusty to tell him about the damage and it was at the same time he arrived at the hospital to find that his father had fallen off a roof and had all kinds of broken bones. I called to say it was broken and he told me that his dad was all broken.
In his hospital bed his dad told him to not fix the first one but to do what he knew was right and make another one. Well the second one was made for his father.
The third one was made for the winner of the LumberJock Mark’s Memorial. That is the one you see posted in this project.
Some pictures of the first broken one are shown in my blog entries.
Now the reason why this project is being posted is because I just received two pictures from the winner of the Mark’s Memorial Stained Glass and they have it hung if their front window so that the sun can shine through.
I’ve had people ask me why my Avitar has an MO black band across it. You will also notice that Dusty’s also has the black band. That is in memory of our brother Mark who was a great and gracious internet friend who welcomed everyone with an open heart and a blessing. and all of his posts end with a “Jesus is Lord”.
My prayer is that Mark’s wife and son have the greatest of blessings, because we were truly blessed to have known him in this short lifetime.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †