Theresa C Chirico


Founder of the Turtle Cafe and the African Tortoise Group

Great friend of all turtles/tortoises

Dear friend of mine

Died March 13, 2002


"When I must leave you for a little while - please do not grieve and shed
wild tears, and hug your sorrow to you through tears, but start out
bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name live on and
do things all the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill
each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand in comfort and in
cheer, and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never,
never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky!"

Helen Steiner Rice


Theresa's favorite picture with Guacu

Theresa and her son

The memorial service



Theresa's friend Emma

Emma and Mr. Wayne-Watley


"The only thing there is to say, every silver lining's got a touch of grey"

Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia