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Archive for January 2012

Where to Go for Help

When a child grieves the death of a parent, sibling, or significant person in their life, one of the hardest things is know where to turn. On Saturday January 7, Kate’s Club hosted a Resource Fair.  Family members attended the fair after signing their kids in for the Kate’s Club program, an outing to Centennial…

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom’s 85th birthday. I don’t remember celebrating any of her birthday’s but do remember how special she made me feel on mine. White daisies still make me smile because they remind me of the yellow and white cupcakes she made for my 7th birthday party. She made us matching yellow sundresses and…

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Extremely Loud + Incredibly Close

On January 20 the film adaptation of Extremely Loud + Incredibly Close will be released nationwide. The story, written by Jonathan Safran Foer, follows nine-year old Oskar Schell through the boroughs of New York on his very own grief journey. Oskar’s father was killed during the attacks on 9/11, but this book (and now movie) is…

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One Year

One year ago today, the Grief Awareness blog launched as part of Kate’s Club’s efforts to help the community recognize the importance of dealing with grief and provide another resource for those in the grieving process. Grief Awareness Day 2011 Tree Planting Since that day over 8,000 people have visited the blog from six different…

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Sharing Memories

Dad was smart. Mom said she wanted to be cremated and scattered on a dune in coastal North Carolina. We scattered most of her there and of course the sand dune is now part of the Atlantic Ocean. Dad buried a bit of the cremains in Alabama where Mom’s family is from and put a…

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