I met a wonderful couple in 2011, on just the fourth ride for this blog. Clarence and Janet Purfeerst planted and nurtured a beautiful garden across the street from their Behill Road home. ‘Clarence’s Back 20’, as Janet named it, was on either railroad or utility right-of-way. The Back 20, was so splendid that even construction crews carefully worked around it.
Today, during a quick scan of the obituaries in the Pioneer Press newspaper, I noticed that Clarence passed away on September 25, 2017. I send my thoughts to their family as they mourn Clarence. And I remember the great impression both Clarence and Janet made upon me during our brief meeting. Click on the link below to read about our interview.