We received a call from Episcopal School of Jacksonville that they had to remove their beloved 450 year old oak tree that was a majestic symbol of the campus, “The Great Oak.”
The Carry Cross was blessed to be able to provide each of the 2015 graduates of Episcopal School of Jacksonville with a Carry Cross. Each one was crafted from the 450 year old oak and was personalized with the ESJ logo and the Class of 2015 on the charger. A month later, we received a call from the wife of a world renowned artist who had graduated from Episcopal School of Jacksonville, FL. in the 70’s. This artist received a Carry Cross made from The Great Oak. A few months after his wife had given it to him, we received a frantic call from the artist himself. He explained how much it meant to him and that he carried it every day in his pocket and it rested on his nightstand while he slept. He went on to explain how The Carry Cross had given him the strength to quit smoking. He had desperately searched for weeks and was unable to find it. We offered to make another one and retro fit it into his original charger. He picked up his new Carry Cross and went on his way. A couple of weeks later, we received an ecstatic phone call as he had found the original Carry Cross in between the center console and the seat of his truck.