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KEYNOTE Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week   National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th- September 14th. My sympathy and prayers go out to those that have completed their life through a suicide and for those who face and deal with the pain of suicide of their loved ones everyday. My Brazilian mother, Maria, Nov. 2, 1921- Feb. … Continue reading

ABOUT Gun Safety

I’m in so much pain and heartbroken for the people and children who perished and were injured in El Paso and Ohio   I feel like crawling into a deep dark cave and hiding and never coming out again. My love goes out to the family members who have lost their loved ones also. Why … Continue reading

NAMI

Nami Clackamas Picnic at Rivercrest Park   Enjoying time with the NAMI Clackamas folks and my Outreach Developer Coordinator, Gary Marschke. This organization helps so many people with mental health issues. Thank you for your time, energy, and compassion. Photo is of me and Gary.  

ABOUT Class of 67

Our Roseburg High School class of sixty seven seventieth birthday party was a joyful healing event   Saturday afternoon we met at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland, Oregon and celebrated. We had survived together for seventy years. It seems almost unbelievable. Everyone looked so young. It was great to hear where others had been, … Continue reading

Reunion

Happy seventieth birthday to the class of sixty seven   Throwing a Roseburg High School class reunion 70th birthday party on the 20th with my wonderful high school friend, Alice Savage Gardner. I can’t wait to see everyone and find out what they have been up to. I am so excited. We are going to … Continue reading

Documentary Schizoaffective

Went to Dr. Ward T Smiths retirement party last night   It was a time to mingle, laugh, and cry. I was Dr. Ward T. Smith’s client for twenty-six years. He was compassionate, caring, and skilled in helping with a very technical and difficult disease, Schizoaffective Disorder. I will miss his intelligence, sense of humor … Continue reading

ABOUT Graduation

Went to my grandson Jacobs high school graduation last night   Someone at Clackamas High School wrote in Jacob’s high school annual that Jacob is the most likely person to go to NASA. I am so ecstatic and thrilled. He is such a smart kid.  

ARTWORK Ribbons

Best of show and two first place ribbons at the multnomah county fair   Received a Best of Show  and First Place Ribbon for my Hispanic girl painting I called, ‘Grateful for the First Responders’ and a First Place Ribbon for my ocean scene I named, ‘From Sea to Shining Sea.’ Judging of the artwork … Continue reading

ABOUT At NAMI Walks

Met my friend Oregon Senator Lew Frederick and Advocate for Wellness television interviewer Ann Kasper at the Nami Walks Sunday in Portland   We met on my walk for mental health and to stomp out stigma, 5/19/19. Here is our photo.