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In Memorial

Last update: 03/20/2013

Remembering: James Fitzpatrick Smallacombe 

Dearest Friends and Family,

My love and gratitude for the 14 years I have shared with my beloved Jamie.  He has and will continue to give me a sense of home, roots and wings.  My love and gratitude to the wonderful people he brought into my life and to those from mine that came to know and adore him.  We will miss him and honor his memory together

So here it is, Shakespeare speaking for Jamie, as I know he would have wanted.  He has been and will always be My Cedar. 
James Fitzpatrick Smallacombe, Our Cedar.

Sending love, peace, and healing,

Patty

January 8, 2013 -- composed and presented
by Elizabeth Holland

You couldn’t know Jamie and not know that he loved Shakespeare.

He loved language and he loved word play and he loved symbolism.

He loved what Shakespeare could teach us about the human condition.

Every Valentine’s Day—instead of a dozen roses that Patty insisted that she did not want—Jamie brought her a single white rose and a single red rose.  The white rose was the symbol of the House of York and the red rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster --the two Plantagenet Families that battled each other during the War of the Roses. 

Jamie named his business Plantagenet and chose a lion as its symbol – also a Plantagenet emblem.

The Shakespeare passage that Patty asked me to read is from the play Henry VI – the final Lancaster King:

My sick heart shows

That I must yield my body to the Earth

And, by my fall, the conquest to my foe.

Thus yields the cedar to the axe’s edge,

Whose arms gave shelter to the princely eagle,

 Under whose shade the ramping lion slept,

Whose top-branch overpeer'd

Jove’s spreading tree,

And kept low shrubs from the

Live we how we can, Yet die we must.

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