Assistant Manager

North Lebanon Township, Penn.

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Thanks to your great family for saving Lucca. We save the homeless dogs and they end up saving us, too.

My wife and I are rescue volunteers for Brittany’s and Aussies.

Grieve gently with your family.

Bill Dakin

Project Manager – Landscape Architect

Plano, Texas

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I knew I shouldn’t have read your article–but I did. What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Lucca. I went through the same thing last year. A friend shared the following with me:

“We wish we could have them for our lifetime but, we are blessed to have them for theirs.”

Take care and thanks for sharing Lucca’s goodbye story. Now I have to go get another tissue.

Diane M. Sedar

Moser Pilon Nelson, Architects, LLC

Wethersfield, Conn.

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Hello Ron,

I just came across your article and wanted to tell you what a beautiful tribute it was to both Lucca and our relationship with dogs. I have two 4-year-old Labs, and a 7-month-old Malamute/German Shepherd/Pit Bull rescue that we just adopted a few months ago, and your piece was a reminder of how humbling it is to be a part of their lives.

Thank you for sharing your story.


Nora VandenBerghe



The July copy of PRB has been sitting on my desk for several days and I finally took a few moments this afternoon to read it. Imagine my surprise as I am reading your Publisher’s Note (“Generations of Fun”) to see my name! I want first to thank you for including my submission and, more importantly, to share with you how touched I am by your column. You brought a tear to my eye!

The relationship of grandparents and grandchildren is very special–my three sons are in their twenties and share a special bond with my parents. It is refreshing to see this explored in the magazine.

I enjoy your publication and want to thank you again.

Best wishes,

Lesly Ferris


Kent Park and Recreation




2-5 Mid America Trails & Greenways Conference, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Grand Wayne Convention Center;

2-6 Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference, Paris Landing State Park;

11-12 Aquatic Facility Operator Course, Little Rock, Ark.–Statehouse Convention Center;

12 -14 World Aquatic Health Conference, Seattle, Wash—Sheraton Seattle Hotel;; (719) 540-9119


1-3 National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition, Atlanta, Ga.—

1-4 Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference, Green Bay, Wis.—KI Convention Center (Hotel Sierra);

8-11 Certified Playground Safety Institute, North Kansas City, Mo.; Gary Gates, or 636-3828; More information at

21-22 Connecticut Parks and Recreation Annual Conference, Montville, Conn.–Mohegan Sun;

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