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particular night; so, I asked him to pick the winning
description, the color, followed by filling out the purchase
number for me. Number  27!  Howard shouted.  I looked
order. Needless to say, each time the Region 2 E mail
at the paper to see who had won the door prize. Twenty 
Auction was held, almost all daylilies listed on the elec 
seven was Howard's number. He had picked his own
tronic auction pages sold out during the few days the
number.  Yes, he had picked his OWN number!  He sure
auction was active. After a year or so, it was clear that the
stumped me!  I didn't think Howard would remember what
traditional mail in auction proceeds had dried up, and the
number Gloria signed him up next to, let alone did I think
decision was made to discontinue it.
he would choose his own when asked.  Boy he made a fool
out of me. Taught me a thing or two about a 98 year old
The work Don has put into the designing and maintaining
that night.
of the Region 2 web site has been exemplary.  Lea  Ann
has worked tirelessly to solicit plant donations, to find the
Howard was not only a pioneer in the daylily world.  The
right images so the successful bidders would not be disap 
Detroit based photography company he started and main 
pointed by off color later on, to complete all the record 
tained for 60 years grew to include branches throughout the
keeping tasks, and to make sure that the plants were
metropolitan area. It was the first in the state to offer
delivered and the money collected..
overnight photo developing. He retired in 1987, and that
gave him more time for the daylily hobby for which he was
And if you thought that this job was not big enough, you
known as an expert around our country.
are right. Lea  Ann had again, already, reminded and asked
Region 2 members to donate auction plants for the sympo 
In the words of a fellow Southern Michigan Hemerocallis
sium in Cleveland. She made the cards containing the
Society member,   we have lost another lion  
cultivar descriptions, and she and Don kept track of the
The loss of legacy, any legacy, affects each one of us in a
auction records. It takes so much money to break even and
different way. For me, I will look at the Hite cultivars in
to raise funds for the Region 2 activities, that one fund
my garden with a little extra reminiscence and think that
raiser seems to follow the next one.
wherever Howard is, he is with his wife Eleanor, in a field
None of us can really know just how much effort and time
of blue daylilies, sharing a  Cherry Bounce.  
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both of them have spent working for our region during
these last years, and they have done it all without a penny
Images  printed here with permission are from:
of compensation. They have done it for the love of daylilies
Judy Davisson and
and for us Region 2 members.  
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The Tinkers Garden ( http://www.tinkersgardens.com)
So, once again, a big Thank You Lea  Ann and Don!
To read and view this article in full color, please visit our
Region 2 web site: http://www.ahsregion2.org
Jill Yost
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