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 Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary 
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Post Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
Here's a photo of Karla and Nick Botner in 1965, she 21 and he 38. They celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow. This photo taken around their breakfast table this morning. What a privilege and joy it is to know this magnificent couple.


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Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:52 pm
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Post Re: Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
He's been out there making it happen for a long time. What a treasure to the orcharding community.
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:36 am
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Post Re: Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
I wonder if that was taken at one his Alaskan hunting lodges.


Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:58 pm
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Post Re: Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
For decades I’ve stood next to or spoken with members the stature of Nick Botner at various HOS events ...where someone would eventually inform me, “That was Nick Botner!” Felt as though I were amid Gods - I think I was

Thank you for posting their photo ~

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Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:06 am
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...here’s why - http://www.temperateorchardconservancy.org/botner.php

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Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:30 pm
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Post Re: Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
A lot of us have been growing fruit actively for many years, but I'm not sure there is anyone of the stature of Nick BOtner. I'm not putting the rest of us down. I mean , what he's accomplished is amazing. It is like he's on a level above us mere mortals. I have a lot of respect for what he's done.
JohN S
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Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:29 am
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Post Re: Nick Botner's 50th Wedding Anniversary
John, what’s amazing is to have been around ‘long enough’ to have met many of the charter members, like Larry McGraw… http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=33619541 ...and I can’t/ won’t attempt to name the many others who helped shape my orchard, or my view on life for that matter.

...as we slowly morph into societal elders I can only hope to fill out the shoes of those folks … including some very ..tolerant wives… Not that collecting fruit varieties isn’t a healthier pass time than many, but it’s remained obvious to me how the ‘truly great’ of our organization were fully supported by their spouses, both men & women, and what a pleasure and honor to have met both. Lots to live up to, for sure - but what a positive and productive legacy!

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