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Carolyn S
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  • Portland, ME
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"Caroline - I can't believe I'm reading this - Astral Weeks was my husbands and my favorite album. We fell in love to it. Van Morrison was such an instrumental part of our courtship that we invited him to our wedding (he didn't come of…"
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(If I Venture) In the Slipstream

Spent the day listening to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks over and over. (The way young lovers do, eh?)Astral Weeks was the first album Jeff gave me – a cassette, that’s how long ago it was: 1985, in the exhilarating early days of our fresh new love that had distilled and deepened so slowly and richly from long and easy friendship.I was unfamiliar with the music at the time, didn’t know it is often listed as one of the best records of all time, didn’t know people spoke of it in hushed reverent…See More
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"What a wonderful blog post.  Thank you so much for sharing this with us.  I love the story of the flowers and the containers and of the wonderful memories.  This brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart reading this...  Thank…"
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Flowers of August (flowers for Jeff)

[ Today, August 20 2011, is two years since Jeff's "memorial gathering". ]It wasn’t a funeral. It was a party. He would’ve loved it, and been in his element, surrounded by friends and family, food and memorabilia. Our dear friends Mary and Eddie offered us their restaurant, Pepperclub – home of my very first wholesale account, way back in 1988, and where little Anna helped Jeff deliver strawberry rhubarb and bourbon pecan pies, mocha hazelnut dacquoise, carrot cake, lemon cheescake, and spicy…See More
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"We never had an estimate of how long or survival rates either - I got that information online, spending manymany hours looking around. My husband had been King of Research until he got sick - it took months to decide anything because he had to get…"
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"I see it as the two holding each other are at another's bedside. At first glance I didn't get it either til I saw the IV. STILL hate seeing IVs or anything medical at all - and Jeff was even never admitted to the hospital. But he did have…"
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(If I Venture) In the Slipstream

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Spent the day listening to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks over and over. (The way young lovers do, eh?)

Astral Weeks was the first album Jeff gave me – a cassette, that’s how long ago it was: 1985, in the exhilarating early days of our fresh new love that had distilled and deepened so slowly and richly from long and easy friendship.

I was unfamiliar with the music at the time, didn’t know it is often listed as one of the best records of all time, didn’t know people spoke of it in…

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Flowers of August (flowers for Jeff)

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 3:08pm 1 Comment

[ Today, August 20 2011, is two years since Jeff's "memorial gathering". ]

It wasn’t a funeral. It was a party. He would’ve loved it, and been in his element, surrounded by friends and family, food and memorabilia. Our dear friends Mary and Eddie offered us their restaurant, Pepperclub – home of my very first wholesale account, way back in 1988, and where little Anna helped Jeff deliver strawberry rhubarb and bourbon pecan pies, mocha hazelnut dacquoise, carrot cake, lemon cheescake,…

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At 11:03am on January 31, 2011,
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Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you find some peace, some laughter, and some pastry on this day. It was glorious once a while ago and it will be again. <3
At 10:18am on January 31, 2011, Boo said…
I hope you have some laughter today on your birthday Carolyn.  I know it's hard and am thinking of you x
At 6:56pm on January 23, 2011,
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Carolyn, my deep artistic sister-type, finder of stones, turner of hearts, thank you for joining us here to create a loving, original home. I'm blessed all the time to know you!
At 5:56am on January 23, 2011, Boo said…

Hi Carolyn, I wanted to welcome you to the site and let you know how much it has helped me already.  I love having this safe place where I can say anything ... that perhaps I can't share on facebook or blog about.

 

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