Llamas Honor Farmer

February 16 | 2 Comments

Although my mother won’t come out and directly tell me so, I know she had a crush on Fernando Llamas back in the day.

No doubt he enjoyed his day in the limelight as piece of America’s oh too sweet eye candy, but I can’t help to think how much more popular he would have been had he been more hairy and cuddly, like me.

Regardless, Llamas left their mark not only on my mother, but on many people the world over. Take for instance the farmer in the following story.

PERRY, Ohio – A northeast Ohio farmer who died of cancer has been laid to rest with the help of some of the llamas he raised on his farm.

Two of Terry McCrone’s llamas made up an honor guard at his funeral Friday at Perry Christian Church. Four others from a statewide drill team joined them, wearing purple ribbons as they lined up outside the church. The llamas also escorted a hearse to Perry Cemetery.

The 61-year-old McCrone died Feb. 7. The Rev. Bob Ladygo of Bible Baptist Church says McCrone’s llamas would visit him at his window after he became sick.

The ribbons the llamas wore were given to McCrone’s wife and daughter.

Llamas…not only are they tall, dark and handsome, but it appears they have a heart too.


2 Responses to “Llamas Honor Farmer”

  1. Kathy on February 26th, 2009 10:57 am

    I have NEVER seen a llama that looks quite like the one in the photo. I guess he would go into the “I’m so ugly, I’m cute” category! Too funny.

  2. Bo on March 6th, 2009 9:13 am

    The funny thing is he finished at the top of his class. His story can be seen in the movie “Revenge of the Nerd Llamas”.

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