My heart is broken. Georgia's own dear Rowland Grayhame / Dave Chesley died this morning in an auto accident.

After I moved to Georgia in 2002 and Kevin and I attended our first Renaissance Faire together, and were in the midst of wedding planning, Rowland and his beloved Mercie welcomed us with open arms and taught us what it truly meant to be family of the heart.

When I was Madame of Local 74, I could always depend on Rowland for his wise council and sheer Roguehood. He was a Rogue amongst Rogues. He was the kind of Rogue... my son Navarre could have no finer example.

Darling Rowland, you have been so very loved by so many. You and Mercie are the couple Kevin and I always have said we wanted to most be like. You both have inspired us in so many ways and we are all better people for having you in our lives.

Dearest Mercie, mere words cannot express how deeply sorry I am. My heart is broken for you and your family. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We love you!

Safe home, my dear friend.