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  Re: [Aroid-l] Death of Julius Boos
From: brian lee <lbmkjm at yahoo.com> on 2010.07.12 at 19:24:38(21177)
Dear Friends,

Aloha("In the presence of the breath of life").

I am celebrating the life of the vibrant, living, Julius Boos. He and I were kindred spirits and we bonded as, "brothers". The physical loss of my brother is very hard to take, but, I had told him that I would make offerings of beer to all of his favorite plants that are growing here in Hawaii. Topping this list are the Philodendron of the subgenus, Meconostigma. Cush-cush, Dioscorea trifida, is Julius's favorite eating, "chuba"...and I gave extra offerings to these plants. We often toasted each other long-distance for this or that. Julius has never left me in spirit.
He is here in the garden and enjoying the plants he never actually saw. I will miss my dear brother, but, each time I look at my Philodendron and cush-cush, flourishing, I know he is with me. My quest now is to test as many edible aroids as possible and to collect and grow as many Meconostigma as I can. One day we will both be exploring the rainforests of our mutual dreams.





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