View Full Version : Poll on Eric ELM tribute in TURF

04-01-2002, 12:24 PM
I posted earlier that I believe it would be a fitting tribute to Eric ELM to use the "Sad News" lawnsite thread as a column in TURF Magazine ... with a couple of photos. I'm only going to do this if the majority of you are comfortable with this. Please respond. Thanks, Jim Kendrick

04-01-2002, 12:34 PM
I think itís a great idea. Eric was a great man and should get the recognition that he deserves. I am for it.

04-01-2002, 12:38 PM
Great idea!

04-01-2002, 01:15 PM

04-01-2002, 01:32 PM
Jim, definitely; with the family's approval...........Lynn

04-01-2002, 01:42 PM
Great idea!!!

04-01-2002, 02:28 PM
I don't think anyone would have any objections. It's a great idea. For a person that was willing to help anyone, it would only be fitting.

04-01-2002, 03:24 PM

I think that a tribute to Eric in Turf Magazine would be fitting to a person with the knowledge and willingness to help any one, and to give an honest opinion of a piece of equipment that may be considering.

Unlike some, Eric would only comment good or bad from his experience.


04-01-2002, 04:16 PM
yes i definitly agree, also how about a brief biography and something about his business, like a lot of times you will see a article on one business.

04-01-2002, 04:43 PM
He is considered by many to be a "giant in the industry" so I believe a tribute to him in your fine turf industry publication would be most fitting.

04-01-2002, 05:04 PM
Scotty ...

Yes, a bio of him and his business would be necessary. Can you help me on this? If not, maybe Chuck can. Or, anyone else out there? We have a couple of weeks -- which go by fast when we're all so busy.

Thanks in advance,


04-01-2002, 05:23 PM
nah dont think i can be of all that much help, contact Jay, and osme of the other guys that were at the get togethers, also Paul.

Richard Martin
04-01-2002, 05:36 PM
I wholeheartedly endorse this idea. Eric was a true leader of Internet messaging for lawn servicing and he will be missed by many.

04-01-2002, 07:39 PM
I am leaning towards a profile with something like this as a note:

This profile was requested by esteemed members of the green industry in memoriam of ________.

With some kind of reference to his selfless contributions to both forums of which he belonged.

It sounds really wordy but I think that you get what I mean.


Turf Cutters
04-01-2002, 08:11 PM
It sounds like a great idea. Go for it.

04-01-2002, 08:30 PM
Great idea.

04-01-2002, 08:59 PM
I'm for it.

04-01-2002, 09:02 PM
go for it eric helped us all

04-01-2002, 09:39 PM
I vote YES!

04-01-2002, 09:48 PM
Yes, Do it!

lee b
04-01-2002, 09:57 PM
I'm all for it.:)

Greens Keeper
04-01-2002, 11:03 PM
:angel: I, like so many find this news hard to belive. I do belive that to be called home at Easter time would be maybe the best time to go home. To be near such a time can only mean that he was truly a special person to so many and meant a lot by what he done. All our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and his family.
It does mean so much that so many will continue to live through the gift of Eric. Thank you Eric!

04-01-2002, 11:19 PM
i think that is very nice

04-01-2002, 11:35 PM
I think Eric would be honored over it.PLus I think it would bring a smile to eric's family very much.

04-02-2002, 12:00 AM

I don't think you will get any negitive responses form this forum.
As one that was around during them lawnicure and hall of forums days I can't remember a post directed negitivly tward anyone, a few products that he didn't like yes, but he backed them up with facts.

I would like to see a tribute to the man who gave so much to others without asking for anything in return.

Jim Creager

04-02-2002, 12:32 AM
That would be a wonderful thing to do to honor Eric. I'm all for it.

04-02-2002, 01:00 AM
Great Idea :)

04-02-2002, 02:36 AM
I believe that Paul has talked to Eric's family about this. As I recall, they feel that they should have the opportunity to approve what is being published. I have composed something that is being sent to them for review. As soon as we hear back, it will be emailed to you.

04-02-2002, 03:14 AM
like i said before jim, i beleave most everybody here looked up to him, we all admired him and most of us were envious of his work.. most of the pros here will tell you that we try every day to get to his level.. with his familys permission , please run the article.

04-02-2002, 03:23 AM
No question this should be done.

04-02-2002, 03:59 AM
yes, yes, yes:)

04-02-2002, 04:02 AM
Good idea Jim

04-02-2002, 07:45 AM
Yes go for it. that would be very cool.

04-02-2002, 07:46 AM

04-02-2002, 09:03 AM

i just signed up to recieve turf mag and don't want to miss that issue

04-02-2002, 09:42 AM
Absolutely. A fitting tribute to a super person from a great magazine.

04-02-2002, 01:11 PM
A grand idea!


04-02-2002, 03:46 PM
Yes, I am for it. I think a short write up should be done about him.

04-02-2002, 06:29 PM

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the article on Eric. I know it would mean soo much to the family and his "family" of LCO's. When you do could Truf mag take the article and make a plaque with it and send to the family.


Pauls Mowing
04-02-2002, 08:12 PM
Great idea.


04-02-2002, 09:10 PM
As many others I have learned much about this business from Eric's posts and I think it would be a great idea to run an article about him.:)

04-03-2002, 10:59 PM
I think it would be a GREAT idea.

4 Saisons
04-03-2002, 11:22 PM
Go for it, This guy did so much for us.

04-04-2002, 04:02 AM
full speed ahead

04-05-2002, 07:24 PM
Excellent idea. Many professions always pay tribute to other workers who die, even if you don't know them. Like my full time profession of firefighter, we always take time to honor other firefighters who pass on throughout the whole country. Word gets out through web sites, trade journals, e-mails, etc. The green industry certainly has all of those resources that we could honor and remember our landscape professionals within our industry. Go for it.

05-13-2002, 05:29 PM
Just got this months issue of Turf.
Tribute to Eric was very nice. Well done.

P&J Lawncare
05-13-2002, 10:27 PM
When I picked up my mail today I threw it in the truck and went to work so I didn't get to look through it, But as I was driving one of my employees was reading turf and said "You better watch out this guy is good" so I said let me see what you are talking about, I Immediately saw that it was Eric and I said yes he was great at striping and I explained to them that he just resently passed away and the article was a tribute to a man that helped everybody and in return he asked for nothing. Turf magazine what you did was great and you continue to be the best magazine in the buisiness.

edward hedrick
05-13-2002, 10:30 PM
Great Idea, most every one benefitted from his advice. ED

05-13-2002, 11:12 PM
i have read a lot about eric on here... great idea....

GreenQuest Lawn
05-14-2002, 12:38 AM
good Idea.

05-14-2002, 07:39 AM
I race cars and we have a national publication that goes to over 50,000. Every month they have a listing of those lost by crashes or natural causes. I don't don't see any problem with a tribute to someone that was so highly regarded.


05-14-2002, 08:29 AM
Agree, Jodi. Turf write-up was nicely done.

05-14-2002, 09:26 AM
Got my issue at lunch yesterday and I think the folks at Turf magazine
did a excellent job with the tribute to Eric.

05-14-2002, 03:35 PM
Absolutely, No Question!!!!!!!!

05-15-2002, 01:20 AM
Got mine today. Very nice.