Some of you might have heard that our cowboy club was planning to donate a tree to the family of Postman for a living memorial of him by the members & friends of the Long Nine Cowboys. There were a lot of ideas regarding what to do, where to put it and how to go about it.
Postman aka Greg Cross
1949 – 2011
After talking to the family and other members of our club this is what we plan to do:
Postman liked plants that produced food that you could eat. At his new home he had a large garden with fruit trees along with chickens, some goats and a cow. His favorite were cherries. So it was suggested that cherry trees would be appropriate for a living memorial to him.
We would like to purchase cherry trees for placement on his property, so his family will remember how much he meant to all of us and some for placement on Lefthanders Gun Club property so we can honor him there also.
Cherry trees bloom with beautiful flowers in the spring, produce a sweet fruit that can be eaten right off the tree, be made into pies or jam, and don’t leave a mess on the ground, as birds love to eat the fruit.
A lot of people who knew Postman asked about contributing money to complete the memorial. So we are going to graciously accept contributions from folks who want to participate in Postman’s Living Memorial Fund. I am going to put in the first $20.
Contributions will be accepted in any amount from anyone who wishes to contribute. You may give your contributions directly to me [Turquoise Tony], contribute via the Long Nine Cowboys website with credit card, or mail it to the club treasurer [Spud Davenport]:
If you mail your contribution, please specify that goes toward Postman’s Living Memorial. When enough funds are collected, the trees will be ordered. Upon arrival, they will be planted and a dedication ceremony will be held. If enough funds are collected, benches may be provided at the planting sites. Any excess funds will be donated to the SASS scholarship fund in Postman’s name. If there are any questions please call me, Turquoise Tony, at 217-626-1710.