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A Tribute to my daughter who is a legend in her own right. Her beliefs were so strong, that she could make a myth into a legend. Our love goes out to her.

My beautiful daughter pictured within a rose

Bonnie Jean

1965 - 2001


My beautiful daughter pictured within a rose


Legend of the Cherokee Rose

When gold was found in Georgia, the government forgot its treaties and drove the Cherokees to Oklahoma. One fourth of them died on the journey west. The Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mother's spirits to give them strength to care for their children. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother's tears fell. The rose is white for the mother's tears; a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands, and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans that made the journey. The wild Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the "Trail of Tears" in Oklahoma today.

My beautiful daughter pictured within a rose

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