Photos by Kelly
Before his death, Nelson informed The SC that upon his transition, ‘Just put me on my rowing machine.’ To bring that request to fruition, our talented and generous friend Bruce McInroy designed a floral arrangement accompanied by floating candles that surrounded a platform on the seat of Nelson’s rowing machine, which supported the antique Asian hand painted leather covered box containing his ashes as it was ceremonially placed at the beginning of the service. Bruce, a floral designer atNewberry Brothers, felt Nelson’s presence as he made his inspiring plan for the rowing machine a reality. He was assisted in this creative labor of love by his partner Randy Vetter. As the theatre curtains opened at the beginning of the tribute, ‘Nelson’s Throne’ was alone on the stage, a masterpiece with regal beauty. Wish granted!