Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering

It is 9/11, and this quote from the Talmud seems very fitting,

"There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen appart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow."

For those who gave everything to save others on that day, especially. . .because they had a choice, and they took such a high road.

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That quote also reminds me to tell the story of our farm's name and the loss that inspired it since 9/11 is something of a time for reflection and to remember for so many people.

Lucas is no longer my last name, and it is certainly not my husband's.

Lucas is my maiden name; however, I did not choose to name our farm in order to glorify myself.

Lucas Farm was in chosen to honor my brothers, sister and father. Donald Davis "Tiny" Lucas (my father), Angel Ruth Lucas (my sister), Quentin Davis Lucas (youngest brother) and Benjamin Aaron Lucas (middle brother) all died in the last 3 1/2 years.

My sister and brothers were lost to me in a fire in Huntington, WV that lacked the brave firefighters found on September 11, 2001 in New York City.

My father followed them in his sleep at the age of 85 in June of 2009.

I also gave my middle son the name of "Lucas" in honor of my siblings; however, my father was still alive when he was born. After my father died, I had my third son, and I gave him the middle name of "Davis" in honor of my father.

Few quotes signify how I feel about them as well as this quote from the Talmud:

“There are stars who's light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen appart. There are people who's remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.”

PLEASE read the whole story about them here on my Farm's site:

http://lucasfarmwv.com/Name.aspx

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LUCAS FARM

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27




"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington