May 14, 2017: A Loving Tribute To A Missing Brother...
Posted by JeffsFort
A long time ago, long before "The Fort Family" became a reality, I personally had the pleasure of working with Gary Q. on the original "Gary's Garden" website, reformatting text versions of each chapter, designing new graphics and even doing some proofreading for an author I absolutely admired. Gary and I became friends after many hours of eye-straining computer work to not only keep his chapters coming, but to also build a community of authors, and offer a place to start new authors (Myself Included) so their hard work could be recognized. In early 2004, I began construction on the original mirror site to ensure the works of Gary Q. would never be lost (since it was on a free server) and thankfully now, I was finally able to complete that project.
Launched on March 22, 2005 - a few months after Gary's Garden seemed to be lost from the koolpages.com server, I decided the work Gary and I put into the mirror site was to be incorporated into this new site, to somewhat preserve the original feel of "The Garden" while making it as easy as the rest of our family sites to navigate. With the help of the best team on the internet and the creative genius of the creator of our custom Story Management Software, I really think we've created the perfect "Forever Home" for his work.
This site is dedicated to all fans of Gary's work, as we never want to see his stories vanish from the net. (I am just thankful he had given permission, in the beginning, to make this all possible today.)
At the time the original version of this site was launched, Gary had been missing from the community he helped create for over two years and although we were all concerned for his well-being, we are proud to be able to offer him a place to call home when he returns, God willing.
So, from the entire "Fort Family" that he helped to found, we offer this tribute to Gary from us all to ensure they will never disappear from the net again on our watch!