Mrs, Scarbelly

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  1. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    JarJarChef contacted me this morning about trying to get in contact with Gary's wife about starting a 4H out reach program he had been talking to Gary about last year so I called Kathy for him to get things set up for them. I had talked to Gary many times but never talked to Kathy, so I was a little hesitant at first but she is just like Gary, after just a minute on the phone it was like we had known each other forever. I guess that was one reason they were such a special couple!
    Kathy wanted me to let everyone at SMF know that she is doing Great! She is still very involved in the 4H program and is starting up the cooking classes again that Gary loved doing so much. She even did a pizza class and fired up Gary's pizza oven!
    All the donations that Todd Johnson had collected went to very good use. I think Todd had posted awhile back that she had used the money to buy a pig for a 4H member to raise. The girl that raised it got a scholarship for her work and then Kathy gave the pig back and the owner sold it and donated the money from the sale to another 4H member so they got a scholarship too. So the money SMF donated actually provided two scholarships so Kathy named the pig "SMF times2" since it pulled double duty!!!
    Gary might not be with us physically but his spirit is still doing a lot of Great work and helping out a lot of people, I think he always will!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great update..... thanks Dave.........
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I didn't know of him, but that's great.
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    that's awesome.. thanks for the update Dave....

    SMF members ROCK
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dave....that is just so wonderful to hear.  I didn't know Gary....but yes.....His spirit will always be a part of SMF.

    Great news!

  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice story, Dave...its good to know that Gary's legacy lives on.

  7. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good to hear.  I miss Scarbelly's posts, especially on the holiday weekends.  Great to hear his legacy lives on.
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks for the info. I sure do miss Gary we had hour long talks once or twice a week...JJ
  9. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    It's nice to hear good news like this! Gary was a special guy and is sorely missed. Glad to hear his legacy lives on!! Dave, give our love to Katherine!!!!
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's Great !!!

    Gary & I emailed each other daily for his last two years. I miss him a whole lot !!!

    RIP Gary!

  11. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Dave, should you happen to have some communication with Kathy, would you please pass along that we're all thinking of her and the family this holiday?  I know these are especially hard times after loved ones have passed, and Gary is missed.

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