I found the remains of Leone on a mountain ledge off a trail behind Lake Sylvan in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He was scattered over the rocks and the wind had not yet fully scattered his ashes.
I knew his name only because the coffee size can nestled in the rocks near his ashes read – “THIS PACKAGE CONTAINS THE CREMATED REMAINS OF Leone L. Dexter 4803 SUNSET CHAPEL MAUSOLEUM CREMATORY MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA”
Apparently Leone and I had both left Minneapolis recently. Only he made the trip dead and I was feeling very much alive. But some day I may end up in coffee sized can. If I do, I hope and expect that some one will take my ashes and scatter them in a beautiful place like the Black Hills.
I know virtually nothing about Leone. But I imagine he loved nature and left a small footprint. I dedicate the following beautiful photos surrounding Leone to him.
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