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A Tribute – The Passing of a Good Man


As is my custom, I try to post my blog every 2 weeks.  It is time to post, but it will be a short update and a heartfelt tribute to my stepfather.

A Tribute

My step-father, Everett Wayne Green passed away on Sunday, August 12th.  He was a wonderful husband and father, a WWII Navy pilot, an avid reader and one of the nicest men I have ever known.  He was buried yesterday with full Masonic rites, and a military funeral, in the military cemetery here in Texas.  I am in Arlington to be with mother and the rest of the family this week.

The eulogy can be viewed here.

Everett Wayne Green – Pilot, Father, Friend

The Webpage

The webpage for Stones Thoreau – Farm to Market is now up and running.  Although I have a place for videos, I have been recalcitrant in following the instructions of my great videographer – Amy Radding with the Center for Rural Affairs, and will have them posted as soon as possible.  My web designer, Steve Maly in Lincoln, has done a fabulous job of getting the framework up, and in a condition that I can begin to add content myself, but it will be next week before he can attempt to teach me how to do it.  Good Luck, Steve!

Eventually, it will be the main page for viewing the blog, and it can be viewed at

The Garden and Farmers Market

The gardens are growing and producing at a level that is difficult to keep up with.  Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydews, okra, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, winter squash, purple hull peas, beets, fresh herbs are being sold at the farmers market, to the Senior Center for to be served for the county’s seniors, and dried, frozen or canned for future use.  If you have not had the opportunity to visit the farmers market know that there are plenty of canning tomatoes available by the flat, as well as eggplant and herbs price well below grocery store prices.

Thanks to everyone for helping to get my produce picked and sold while I am gone, and thank you for your prayers and good wishes while we are here with mother.

  1. Kathie Starkweather permalink

    Take care, Harold. Please extend my thoughts to your mother.

  2. Preston permalink

    Our hearts grieve with you.
    Preston & Dianne Sides

    • Preston and Diane, your support is so greatly appreciated. Wayne went peacefully after several months in assisted living and later, in the hospital. He was a courageous fighter – but, he is now out of pain and into the peace he so rightfully deserves.

      Love to you,


  3. Tawana permalink

    Holding you and yours up in prayer Harold. I know all too well the pain of losing a parent. Take care and stay strong.

    Your friend,


    • So good to hear from you Tawana. Thank you for the care you have always shown me and my family. Sincerely, H

  4. Michael permalink

    We are very sorry for your loss. Love, Michael and Jen

    • Michael and Jen – your condolences are so appreciated. Although it was inevitable, it did leave mother weary. We are working now, tying up loose end, but all are courteous and helpful. Email me and tell me what’s happening in y’all’s life.

      Love from Barbara and me.

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