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A Song for Ronan

Maya Thompson is a young mother, married to her husband Woody, with three sons; twins Liam and Quinn and their little brother Ronan who was born May 12, 2007. "The Journey Begins" was Maya Thompson's first online post, written after Maya and her sons returned home to Phoenix from a visit with family and friends in Washington. She was taking a picture of the three of them on her trip[...]

Reenacting the Final Journey and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln

Sevenscore and eight years ago, one man defined the Civil War as a rededication to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence. He spoke of the country's forefathers who were dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal and further created a new nation. He preserved the[...]

A Companion for the Journey through to Death

For a myriad of cultures midwives have served as healers for their communities. They were revered for their wisdom and healing power; they tended the sick, the dying and the birthing mothers within their community during a time when the standardized medical profession was at its beginnings of being favoured. Now, with an increase in the midwifery profession, a new movement has been[...]

The Mystery Castle of Mary Lou Gulley

As a child, Mary Lou Gulley loved to build sandcastles and often, Mary's parents, Boyce and Frances would take the young girl to Alki Beach in Seattle. But when the waves came in and washed her castles away, Mary Lou would cry. Her father would comfort her, telling her she was his princess and one day, he would build her a castle big enough to live in. Then, in 1927, four years after[...]

Word from the Heavens

A pleasant surprise arrived at the homes of family and friends of the late Chet Fitch. The Oregon native passed away in October 2007 but managed to send hand-written cards to his loved ones.If for any reason the mail didn't arrive postal services would be in a kerfuffle over where to return the mail. For the return address was Heaven.Fitch was reported to have said that he wanted one[...]
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