In Memory

Scott Alan Jeffreys
December 24, 1966 – August 20, 2002

My brief moment, sometime around age seven, of being taller than my twin. (He would end up almost eight inches taller than me.)

When people talked about children with Christmas birthdays getting ‘cheated’ on presents, I used to tell them they should try that birthday as a twin. Four gifts in one! But what do you get a boy and a girl together? Board games. Oh my, did we get board games!

As much as I always loved horses, Scott loved cars. He eventually traded model cars for real ones, but somehow I stuck with both real and model horses.

My mother shared these pictures with me while visiting recently. She had found them going through some old boxes. But my favorite was an old Christmas letter from my grandparents, dated around the same time as these photos. My grandmother writes of us: “Both kids are doing well in school. Scott is meticulous and has lovely handwriting. Lesli is not so neat, and her teacher says she talks too much.” I thought those of you who know me well would find that particularly amusing. (My family here – the ones that live with my disorganized, talkative self – sure did!)

And to my Jeffreys and Harbin family members, I am thinking of you all on this day and hoping you find comfort in the many good memories Scott left behind. I love you all – and him – always.

4 Responses to In Memory

  1. mel August 20, 2008 at 10:25 pm #

    “The lost ones still before me stand
    All present as of old.
    In the tangled skeins of passing years,
    They shine like threads of gold.
    So here’s a toast to those no longer near,
    A raised glass to those departed
    Who yet shine on through our darkening years:
    The brave and the gentle-hearted.”
    –Garnet Rogers

    Tonight, my friend, I raise my glass to you and yours.

  2. Lesli Kathman August 21, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    Thank you, Mel. And what a lovely quote.

  3. ~Jenn Danza~ August 21, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    Raising a glass here too.


  4. bassgirl August 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to Scott with us. I enjoyed seeing the photos of a much more innocent time. May the treasured memories help you through. –NancyK

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