When the buyer first approached us at the NYIGF I gave my usual "Fall in Love with FortuneKeeper speech" but I became overwhelmed an teary eyed when she said she was the buyer for the BBG (thank goodness I didn't scare her away). It is a dream for me and Tim (my brother) to have FortuneKeeper in the Gardens, to be with Dad. For some days this job is not easy, some days we get frustrated but some days there are things like this that make all the hard times seem easy. Sometimes we feel we get a kiss on the head saying "Good job!" and we know who it is from.
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A poem to Norman T. Curran
You taught me every scent,
Every flower, every bloom,
Your knowledge I consumed,
Today I lead the way,
Teaching along the way,
For your grandchildren need to learn,
The legacy of someone taken away too soon,
Happy Birthday Daddy, you are missed so,
But you are always with me wherever I go.