Samuel-Darragh-Mcgredy-iv 1932-2019 died

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Don
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Re: Samuel-Darragh-Mcgredy-iv 1932-2019 died

Post: # 70292Post Don
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:49 pm

Thanks for this, Henry.
What doesn't kill them makes them stronger.

Karl K
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Re: Samuel-Darragh-Mcgredy-iv 1932-2019 died

Post: # 70304Post Karl K
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:01 am

I never met Sam, though I read some of his notes on Rec.gardens.roses back in the mid-1990s.

Looking for a specific note (but not finding it) I got this one from 10/19/96 instead, discussing the rose 'Hector Deane', which hints at his humor.
Hector Deane was our family surgeon. He took out my tonsils, in bed, at home, when I was circa 4 yrs old. I remember it vividly as my woolly stuffed bunny rabbit wet the bed that night, and I got blamed for it:)

Hector lived to a ripe old age, and always boasted about his rose. I didn't dare tell him he was a so-and-so for rust. He had a fantastic perfume.
Karl

Karl K
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Re: Samuel-Darragh-Mcgredy-iv 1932-2019 died

Post: # 70339Post Karl K
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:00 am

There was another note I've tried to find, but can't.The subject had turned to gene-splicing. Some guy led us to believe that a blue rose would be coming out just any minute ... that was back about 1996 or 1997.

Sam chimed in that anyone who tried to gene-splice one of the patented McGredy roses should expect to be sued. Sam was already retired, but still protective of his patents.

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