And then they were angels.. Due to an unfortunate accident on Oct 12, 2007 we lost my parents, DeVere and Barbara Clay and my neices, Hope and Erin Briney. They were sleeping in the camper of their horse trailer at the World Clydesdale Show in Madison, Wisconsin, when a heating unit malfunctioned and they succumbed to Carbon Monoxide poisoning. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about them and miss them. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane. I would walk up to Heaven and bring you home again. Until we meet again remember I Love You!!
Here are some photos of them and when we laid them to rest., I designed their headstone I hope they like it We continue on the tradition of raising and showing clydesdales I only hope that we continue to make them proud.
From left to right Erin, Hope, Barbara, DeVere
Thanks to are many horse friends we were able to give them a grand ride to their final resting place. We had four teams to bring all four of them home.
This is Dad's wagon it is mom and dad's old Dede mare that dad's mother, my grandmother Genevieve Clay, gave him and the young Jezebel mare that he had just started driving that year. Thanks to Merle Brooks for driving John Josephson for riding and David Stalhiem and Dean Kruger are seen walking
This is our team Count and Delight pulling mom's Casket. Thanks to Joel Clark for driving and Linda Klinger for Taking our son Gabe on the wagon. Ken Airgood is walking
This is Hope's wagon. Merle Brooks brought this team and his son Darin Co-piloted while our friend Jim Winch drove.
This is Erins wagon. The team was brought by the Stalhiem family. Christy Stalhiem did the driving and Judy Josephson rode with her and our daughter Lexi. Mike Lacrosse is seen walking.