Archive for August 2012

Goodbye Bee

Bee & Papa (Clyde & Vera) Riley in 1992 with their four grandchildren, Jeff, Gina, Bryan and Abby. The following was what I wrote to say during my grandmother’s memorial service on Sunday, Aug. 12. Bee died on Thursday, August 9 from pneumonia related to Alzheimer’s Disease. Her obituary can be read here. In 1979,…

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Camp Good Mourning 2012

The buzz of laughter and joy permeated the damp air and wound its way through the trails, cabins and activity areas of Camp Twin Lakes this past weekend. This isn’t what you might expect from a camp that serves grieving children. But Camp Good Mourning is no ordinary camp. Ordinary is fishing with bait. But…

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Real Olympic Heroes

I love the Olympics. I look forward to the Games, summer or winter, every four years. Being able to see the passion, talent and dedication of the athletes is inspiring and at times, overwhelming. What they are able to accomplish seems nonhuman, and then you hear their story. You learn the difficulty of their path…

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