Sadly, I noted his absence this fall, but not knowing his real name, I decided I would just never know what came of him. But the amazing Whitney found this... https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/kirklandhighlands/khpCwI1AY4s.
As it turns out, Pine-Cone Man, is really Mr. Mathewson, and he passed away in August. Although I am sad I will never see him walking around the neighborhood, which I treasured, I like to believe that he loved himself some Jesus and he is in Heaven, walking along the pine-cone lined streets, hand-in-hand with Mrs. Mathewson, his cane in the other hand, which he no longer needs, but keeps at the ready to hit those pine cones out of his wife's path.
Farewell to you Mr. Mathewson, thank you for putting a smile on my face for over two years!
|I took this photo last February (from my car) to send to my sister-in-law because Kennedy and I always talked about our beloved Pine-Cone Man.|