A plaque has been placed at the site of
It joins a small cherub and silk flowers placed there by Tracy
shortly after the accident. On
the bronze plaque is a picture of Chris along with the
February 9, 1973
irresistible and irrepressible
who impacted for the better
lives of all who knew him,
those of us fortunate
to love him,
be loved by him.
6 September 2002
It is hoped this page will help those of us who loved him so
much, and miss him even more, gain some bit of comfort.
It is a form of therapy for the author.
.We lit a candle and placed a
new planter of flowers near the Cherub.The silk flowers that
put there almost a year ago are still there, and someone has placed a
rosary around the Cherubís neck.Although it rained off and on while we were there, several people
stopped by to offer their condolences and to express their feelings about
that evening one year ago.The
first, a very nice young man who lived nearby, stopped by around
to give us comfort.The second
was a gentleman who lived across the street.He had spoken with members of the family a year ago and came over
this evening to pay his respects.A
third young man stopped to ask if we were family.When he learned who we were, he told us that he was the first EMT
to respond.He told us that he
tried everything he knew to help Chris.We thanked him and we all cried.We said goodnight at
6 September 2003
14 December, 4:30 PM. It was raining as we placed a small Christmas
tree here for Chris. We stayed awhile and then went to
Fire Rescue Station 66 where Hiram Correa works as an EMT. He
was the first responder on the scene after Chris' accident. We
spent some time with him and met other members of his team. He
shared a personal story about his son with us. We
thanked him again and gave him a copy of Chris' CD.
Afterwards, Diana met us back at Old Cheney and Beach Blvd. We
hugged and cried together and then went to dinner. During
dinner we talked about jobs, family, plans for the holidays, and
Chris. We parted with a sense of renewed friendship and a promise to
keep in touch.