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A Memorial To Mark (Oscorner) ”Marks Heavenly Flight”

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Project by Karson posted 08-21-2013 04:01 AM 1291 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

I’m posting this item as a project because I have never posted it as a project before. All of the posts were done through blogs. Dusty posted a project on his id at

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 04:26 AM

wow, what a complete LJ project this is on so many levels. beautiful story and the coming together of it all.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Eric in central Florida

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 05:04 AM

I couldn’t have said it any better Sharon.
Nice post Karson.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 05:13 AM

Karson THANK YOU so much…though I never met Mark…he made a huge impression on me in those early days and I still see his presence when I look back at some of those projects and see his kind comments.

I know Dusty was also a great LJ…and was an avid poster with his houses…I miss him too…

I pray for Dusty and Mark…their families.

Its posts like this that keep me an LJ…we seem to have lost some of the family feeling of the early days…but its still present. So thank you Karson…God Bless You!

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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patron

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 05:31 AM

a great tribute
and collaboration

blessings to all the families
who’s lives have been enriched

thru these friendships

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 05:48 AM

wow what a beautiful story and a beautiful project, mark was already gone when i came here, and i knew some about him after talking to mike, who i miss dearly, thanks karson for showing how lumberjocks was then, and we have so many wonderful folks here now, god bless you all…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 08-21-2013 10:47 AM

thank-you Karson … for sharing this with us, for your part in this project, and for all you do for the LumberJocks around the world and for this site

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 08-21-2013 12:20 PM

Thanks, Karson. That really is a beautiful memorial to Mark.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger

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#8 posted 08-21-2013 12:23 PM

Very touching. A beautiful memorial.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 08-21-2013 01:13 PM

This is what its all about. Should be a mandatory read for all incoming Jocks. Ive been around about half the time that some of you guys have but fondly remember the early days of the site where things like this were the norm. A true standard which many people should try to achieve. Thanks Karson.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Karson

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#10 posted 08-21-2013 01:50 PM

Thanks for all of the positive comments. I truly wish that I had met Mark in person. He seemed like a real kindred soul.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 08-21-2013 03:20 PM

Hi everyone. My only clame to fame is, my brother is Karson Morrison and I am the owner of that beautiful cabinet. I had to join lumberjocks so I could tell you,.... and I am not biased here… My brother is fantastic. I am blown away by his talent. Very proud of you little brother. thanks again for the beautiful gift. pinky

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Karson

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#12 posted 08-21-2013 03:23 PM

Well I don’t know who Pinky is but I don’t have a brother and this is not a cabinet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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pinky

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#13 posted 08-21-2013 03:47 PM

Sorry karson1 I commented on the wrong item. I was looking at all of your projects and saw the cabinet you had made for me. This is what I wanted to say about this project. It is really beautiful and what a wonderful way to honor a friend in lumber jocks. I’m sorry you don’t remember your sister by her nickname Melvera gave that to me years ago. You may know me as Ruthie.

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Karson

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#14 posted 08-21-2013 04:10 PM

Sorry Sis, Now that you remind me I do remember Pinky. Good to see you here, and you are right you do have a cabinet I made.

Click for details

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 08-21-2013 04:23 PM

Very moving commentary Karson. I also miss Mark and am thankful for the brief time I shared with him through LumbrJocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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