It was 370 days ago, on October 17, 2013 that we made the difficult decision to put Jessie to sleep. We continue to miss her every day. GG buried our beloved first mate in Jacare, Brazil under a medium size cashew tree and in late January 2014 we said our final goodbyes.
Cashew trees are tropical evergreens native to northeastern Brazil and produce a fruit, the cashew apple, which vaguely resembles a pear. At the bottom end of the cashew apple is a small, kidney shaped, fleshy appendage and inside of this is the cashew nut.
Prior to leaving Jacare LE searched the ground near Jessie's grave and collected nine dried up fleshy appendages hoping that at least one of them contained a nut that would sprout. She planted these in small pots in late May and by mid-June two of them had emerged from the ground. These are not cashew trees, to us these are Jessie trees, a forever reminder of where she left us.