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Thread #156880   Message #3701068
Posted By: GUEST,leslie cheesman
10-Apr-15 - 01:55 PM
Thread Name: 2015 Obit: Jasper King (The Chipolatas)
Subject: RE: 2015 Obit: Jasper King (The Chipolatas)
I t was 1981 when I first met Gareth and his lovely family in Hawkshead Hill Cumbria . I had with me a friend - Brother Ronald - a Franciscan Monk and erstwhile clown. Gareth watched his performance .He was enchanted. The seed of Jasper was planted then . I watched it grow . We had such fun ! Gareth you were never still ! You leapt - ran- cartwheeled - stood on your hands - juggled- sang- swam in the tarn - skied on my boat- and flew through the air ! You were so talented enthusiastic inquisitive and happy. My children loved your company . unfortunately I never saw you as Jasper but I knew him well. You had the confidence to let Jasper out- to bless enchant and capture peoples hearts throughout the world- We loved you and will treasure your memory - The Cheesman Family xxx