Arther the Walnut Tree died at the young age of 53.Arther died in his home town of Sheldon Iowa. He died October 18th 2004. Through out the years Arther sacrificed himself for the well being of our house and took a lighting strike for us. Then Years and Years of fighting the wind Arther regrettably gave up and broke. Arther tried to miss the garden he overlooked his whole life but couldn’t help it but he broke the fence. Arther loved swinging the breeze all day. he spent most of his life over looking the garden seeing all the vegetables and strawberries growing. Arther was home to many generations of robins and squirrels. Arther always made sure that he produced enough walnuts to feed the whole neighbor hood of squirrels. One fall when Arther dropped all of his walnuts my parents decided that my sisters and I should go and pick up all the walnuts and my parents would pay us for every fifty gallon drum we filled we spent most of the day picking up as many walnuts as we could find and we filled two or three barrels. A few days later when my parents were going to pay us for filling the barrels they looked in the barrels and they were no longer full. My sisters and I insisted that we had filled both barrels to the brim. Arther knew what happened his squirrel buddies had raided the barrels in the past few days and either gorged themselves on the walnuts or took them back to their homes. Crazy squirrels love Arther‘s walnuts. After Arther fell my parents wanted to have Arther turned into a beautiful 2″ thick kitchen table so they sent Arther’s body to the local mill to get him in shape. There was a mistake at the mill and Arther came back in wide skinny 1/2″ thick instead of the 2″ my parents wanted. So Arther sat on the shelf for years my parents loved his beautiful grain structure but didn’t have a great use for 1/2” material. Then Arbor Cases came a long and asked if they could immortalize Arther in the form of beautiful wood cases for new technology like iPhones and Kindle cases. Arther will live on in our hearts and in your pockets or your shelves!