Just wanted to share a message Jean Lum asked me to post in the Blog.
Jean Lum said:
As Bob Lum's wife, through my tears, I thank you with all my heart, Tony, for your tribute, kind words and support for my husband. I, also, want to thank all the knifemakers, collectors, customers and spouses for their prayers, love and support through his illness. He was buried with full Military honors yesterday, January 11 at the West Lawn Memorial Cremation Garden amongst the Oregon trees and a stream running through the garden. I chose to have the military service due to the fact that his lung cancer was determined to be from Agent Orange from his service during the Vietnam War....thus he gave his life for his country. Since we were married 29 years, I, too, have been a part of the knifemakers world along with my own career that gave us the benefits we needed so Bob could pursue his dream of knife designs and creations. I have enjoyed, and hope to continue, some very special friendships with the most wonderful people: makers and customers alike. We are a unique community and I hold so many years of memories of knife shows all the way back to the Kansas City Knifemaker Guild shows. While working so hard on this art form and craft, we still had time for friendships with lots of great dinners through the years. I mention all the dinners because you can't talk about my husband without mentioning food! With that light note, God bless you Tony for this blog and all of you who share in my loss of Bob. It helps me a lot to know that you are grieving with me.
Photo credit to Craig Morgan.