A special gift……

Yesterday, I had dinner with a dear friend, Marian Green, the Managing Editor of Casino Enterprise Management. Marian wrote the most beautiful article honoring Jerry.  This article “Remembering Jerry Roed As Slot Pioneer And Much More” was featured in the March issue of Casino Enterprise Management.  Here’s the link to Marian’s article; http://www.casinoenterprisemanagement.com/articles/march-2014/remembering-jerry-roed-slot-pioneer-and-much-more

Marian and I had a wonderful dinner and a couple of delicious Mango Mojito’s!  We talked non-stop about Jerry (my favorite subject), jazz music, food and my grieving process.  After dinner, Marian said, “I have something for you.”  So we walked to her car and she handed me a very special gift.  I looked at my gift and all I could do was cry.  There we were standing in the parking lot at the restaurant, I’m crying (happy tears) and looking at Jerry’s article from the Casino Enterprise magazine. Peter Mead, the Publisher of Casino Enterprise Management and a great friend of Jerry’s (and fellow North Dakotan), took it upon himself to have the article framed and sent out to Las Vegas.  To make this day even more special, we looked up and there was the most beautiful rainbow shining down on both of us.  My first thought was, that had to be Jerry smiling down at us. I gave Marian a big hug and she tried her best to console me.  We said our goodbyes and promised to meet for dinner again.

I drove home smiling, crying and looking at my gift from Marian.  I looked at that beautiful rainbow all the way home!  I arrived home about 10 minutes later walked into the house, and was greeted by a very excited Sophie – the beagle.  She looked at my gift then she put her nose on Jerry’s picture and examined it a little closer.  I walked in my office, took a few pictures off the wall, rearranged the hooks (on the wall) and hung my special gift.  Jerry’s article is proudly hanging on the wall in front of my desk along with two of my favorite photos of Jerry and Sophie.

Thanks Marian for making my heart smile yesterday – Stay blessed my friend!

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Categories: Something About Josie Roed

Author:Josie Roed

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4 Comments on “A special gift……”

  1. Glo
    August 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    OMG it is beautiful !

    Sent from my iPad


    • August 21, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

      yes it is….thanks for stopping by sis. See you soon!

  2. LVClaudia1@aol.com
    August 22, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    Josie, Your friend Marian is as special as the gift she gave you. So glad to hear that you were out and enjoying an evening with such a good friend. Blessings my sister, Claudia

    • August 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      it was great enjoying an evening with a good friend. You Stay Blessed my sister, Josie p.s. hope you are feeling better these days.

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