Opened a package today that literally brought tears to my eyes

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jerry Daschofsky, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    I'm on vacation this week. Unfortunately a lot of my plans have changed thanks to rivers still being high. So delaying a couple trips, just leaves me open for honey do's this

    Last week I received a notice I had a package at post office. They couldn't find it. Was asked over the weekend if I got the package. It was sent from PHWFF in the Erie/PA programs. They found it and I picked it up today. I opened it up to find this.


    I was in shock, then tears. A man, Tom Herr, who didn't know me made this for me. He volunteers with PHWFF and knows work I do with program. Skip Hughes with that Erie program got the package to me. The pic doesn't do the fly justice. Simply beautiful and a perfect tribute to my fallen brother in law Jay.

    Had to share.
  2. Abomb Active Member

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    Pure awesomeness!
  3. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Love it man! People appreciate the sacrifice for the masses. Sorry for your loss.
  4. yellowlab Active Member

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  5. Patrick Allen Active Member

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  6. Bill Aubrey Active Member

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    Really nice, Jerry. I know you will cherish it.
  7. Mike Ediger Active Member

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  8. Steve Call Active Member

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    Really beautiful. I know you'll cherish it.
  9. MrP Member

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    Very, very impressive.
  10. Denny Wagenman Active Member

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    Cherish that Jerry.. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do that for many, many more
  11. Tacoma Red Active Member

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    An American HERO.
  12. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    That is amazing, Jerry! What an incredible gift.
  13. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Absolutely beautiful!! Hopefully I'll see it in person sometime!!
  14. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I have no words. It took my breath away.

  15. Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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  16. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Wow indeed. If that doesn't choke you up....
  17. weiliwen Active Member

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    Really wonderful and touching. I have the deepest respect for those who have given their lives for our nation.
  18. Steve Saville Active Member

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    Indeed, a treasured tribute. RIP Jay.
  19. yellowlab03 Member

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    Jerry, that is a cool thing. I have been to more memorials in the past 4 years for 1st group then I care to think about. Josh's was one of the roughest. I didn't know him personally and only ran into him a time or two on jumps, but his people loved him and it showed at his memorial.
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  20. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    As a vet I always appreciate these kind, gestures. May Jay rest in peace.