--- On Sun, 5/25/08, ju-bo at msn.com wrote:
> From: ju-bo at msn.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] "Jim" Enck has passed.
> To: aroid-l at gizmoworks.com
> Date: Sunday, May 25, 2008, 1:05 PM
> Dear Friends,
> An old friend and long-time aroid fanatic has passed away
> after a long battle with heart problems. Warren
> ("Jim") Enck died after a short stay in Hospice
> on May 11th (Mother`s day) at 11.00 P.M.
> Jim lived with his wonderful and loving wife Loretta near
> to my home in W.P.B., and was a great friend to all aroid
> growers in this area and in many parts of the World. Here
> in W.P.B. Charlie McDaniel and Bobby Mc Gehe were his good
> friends, as were Tom Croat of MOBOT, Joep Moonen of Emerald
> Jungle Village in French Guyana, and many other aroid
> growers and collectors. During Wilbert Hetterschied`s
> very first visit to the U.S.A, we all visited Jim and his
> collection, afterward having an aroid-based lunch at my
> Jim had the gift of an aroid "green thumb", and I
> would pass on to him cuttings which looked dead or
> near-death, only to receive a call from old Jim a few
> months later--- "Hey man, come pick up your plants,
> they are growing out of their pots".
> He shared freely of plants in his collection with any who
> He will be sadly missed by his many friends, his wife and
> family, but he is now at peace.
> Julius Boos
> W.P.B., Florida
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