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600M stray dogs need you: www.600Million.org & 954-933-6066 & Alex@600MillionDogs.org

600 MILLION Stray Dogs Need You:  www.600Million.org; 954-933-6066 & Alex@600MillionDogs.org

Global project to end animal suffering & death.

The animal over-population challenge & solutions … by the numbers:

3 billion = estimated number of street puppies born each year.

600 million = estimated number of adult street dogs who struggle to survive every day

55,000 = number of people who die each year form rabies, mostly from stray dogs

100 = number of birth-control pills, drugs & formulas that already exist

50 = number of years that killing & surgery have been the main methods used to control global dog populations.

30 = number of years that birth-control pills for dogs have existed but not been made available.

20 = number of years that commercially produced birth-control dog food has existed but not been made available.

10 = Number of years a single birth-control injection can work in an animal.

8 = Number of animal species the contraceptive GonaCon is already known to work on.

2 = Number of methods used to control street dog populations:  killing & surgery.

ONE! = The number that really counts … the number of people it takes to change the world:  YOU!

What are you waiting for?  It’s time to get the job done!

Alex@600MillionDogs.org & 954-933-6066

OUR MISSION    Our mission is to use science to end the killing of homeless dogs and cats by ending the overpopulation problem, by developing Spay and Neuter Cookies … food that will only need to be eaten one time to spay a stray.  Our approach … Read more

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Websites from “The Passion Test” by Attwood & Attwood

Take what you like & leave the rest (copy & paste into your browser, if any links, below, don’t instantly connect to the your chosen Website; or use “Google” to find most up-to-date links):

http://www.ThePassionTest.com & to take the Passion Test:  www.PassionTestOnLine.com & to access the e-book:  www.ThePassionTest.com/fromsadtoglad or become a certified Passion Test facilitator:  www.ThePassionTest.com/cert

I participated in two “Money & You” 3-day, intensive experiences & highly recommend the wisdom, focus & power of the dynamic learning:  www.ThePassionTest.com/moneyandyou;

Additional resources for your consideration:  www.ThePassionTest.com/perfectcustomers; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/detinytraining; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/jamesray; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/jimbunch; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/creatingpower; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/eker; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/alexm; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/emi; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/aaron; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/onecoach;  www.ThePassionTest.com/bni; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/pierce; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/successu; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/wildlywealthy; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/healingcode; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/stephenco; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/sunildas;  www.ThePassionTest.com/amazon; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/marsvenus; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/hendricks; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/teens; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/supercamp; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/selfgrowth; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/scc; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/lefkoe; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/coachville; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/doinglife

from “Passion Test” contributor-authors:  www.JanetAttwood.com; http://www.StayinInLove.com; http://www.EnlightenedAlliances.com

Read interviews of folks, whose remarks are included in “The Passion Test” book:

http://www.DebbieFord.com; http://www.BestYearOfYourLife.com; http://www.RichardPaulEvans.com; http://www.TheChristmasBoxHouse.org; http://www.CoveyLink.com; http://www.Abraham.com; http://www.MarciShimoff.com; http://www.HappyForNoReason.com; http://www.ISTPP.org; http://www.TM.org; http://www.PermanentPeace.org; http://www.Hagelin.org

More resources:  www.ThePassionTest.com/thework; http://www.PassionTest.com/sedona; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/centerpointe; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/canfield; http://www.ThePassionTest.com/bustingloose;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$upport public broadca$ting

Public Broadcasting System / PBS stations are blown away by the support we get from our community, & the stories we tell of all the amazing people who live here. Thank you for making it happen! As a national system of public broadcasters, we are resolved to continue telling powerful stories of our local communities, while being responsible stewards of the faith & trust you put in us with your financial support.

Whenever the United States Congress debates a new budget, financial support for Public Broadcasting System is more important than ever! We need your financial support to continue the great work you know & love & to send a message to our US Congress that the public / private relationship of PBS & National Public Radio is something you value as an investment as a US citizen. The conversation in Washington about what’s important for our budget reminds me of the story when Ken Burns showed his great Civil War documentary at the White House. After the screening US President Reagan put his hands on Ken’s shoulders & said, “We need more public / private investments like PBS, where federal dollars are combined with private donations to maximize impacts & create great content like your film.”

  US President Reagan was right, with $1.35 from each taxpayer a year, combined with your generous financial support, we create thousands of minutes of content that educates, enlightens & explores our community & our world for stories that speak to the best of humanity. We need your financial & vocal support of public broadcasting.  Visit www.KTTZ.org for our pledge schedule & pledge items.

Also, go to www.ProtectMyPublicMedia.org for tools on emailing your lawmakers, social media images to share & show your support, as well as information about the important role public broadcasting plays in American society.  Thank you, it is because of your generous support that we can continue this timeless & ever-important mission.

Paul Allen Hunton, General Manager, Texas Tech Public Media

at-large Rotary Peace Fellow: annually at no cost to Rotary District(s)

“at-large” Peace scholar @ no cost to your Rotary District:  LynKenney4@GMail.com

If you are interested in your Rotary district’s sponsoring a Peace Fellow scholar or if you are interested in applying to become a Rotary Peace Scholar yourself:  contact The Peace Center at Rotary International:  Laureen Pugliese   #847 424-5364 or Laureen.Pugliese@Rotary.org

If your Rotary District is willing to sponsor Peace Fellow(s) at no cost to your district, tell Laureen that your Rotary district is interested in accepting “At large” Rotary Peace Fellow candidate(s).  All-applicants’ deadline is July 1.  They then will send you e-mails (usually late May & June) asking if you will take a particular candidate as each Peace Fellow applicant needs a Rotary District endorsement.  At that time, you start “mentoring” the candidate in preparation for an interview (usually done by Skype) & endorsement by your Rotary District.   All the information you need is online & there are a number of Rotary Webinars (I will send you the links) about how to handle this.  Google:  Rotary Peace Fellow applicant information, & it will call up all sorts of things.  The supplement is full of information.

I need to warn you that this is a LOT of work.  It took me all of May & June working many hours (even with a committee to help) to get through 5 applicants.  They come from all over the world.  Some have never received any help in doing their resume or writing essays.  Some have limited English which is why they have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam to test their English:  they must have a certain score to be accepted at the Rotary Peace Centers.

Rotary International does an initial screening to see if they have 5 years of work or volunteer work in Peace & Conflict before sending them on.  We in the district really have most of the work to make sure they have all application materials in order & all the district endorsements (for or against) are in by July 1. After you read everything & take the Webinars, contact LynKenney4@GMail.com & she will be glad to discuss & respond to questions you may have.

TX Tech “Forging Futures” advocates

Karl Ransleben:  KAlbertRan@GMail.com; PO Box 910; FBG 78624; 830-997-9267

Case.Fischer@Jelly.com;

Clickable ideas to get folks to visit your Website daily!

Get folks to visit your favorite Website(s) daily!

brainstorm about getting folks to visit your favorite Website(s) daily!   Maybe a PAWS– &/or Forging Futures-related &/or HCUC &/or Oktoberfest Kraut Run &n/or Women2Women &/or HC Crisis Council Websites’ brainstorm for your, Mike’s & others’ consideration:  How about having a “daily click” kind of way to draw folks to PAWS’ & others’ Website?  — that simultaneously teaches me something &/or gives me opportunities to donate.  Here are Websites I’ve faithfully clicked daily for decades (I assume they’re legitimate).  The Websites are conveniently on the front page of my beloved blog www.AliceWhite.WordPress.com:

While you are providing your service to people & places wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play &/or thrive, please remember to

Click daily to support worthy causes:  www.FreeKibble.com  Automatically donate pet food whenever you take informative quizzes on both, color-coded dog & cat portals.  www.AnimalRescueSite.com  Pay for food & care for some of the 8M companion animals relinquished to US shelters annually.  www.TheHungerSite.com  100% of fees from Web site sponsorships goes to hunger  relief:  1.1 cups of food to the hungry every time you click.  Another way to donate food:  www.FreeRice.com;     www.TheLiteracySite.com  Click to provide books for children:  1+M free books since 2004.  Choose even more causes you believe in:  www.ClickToGive.com  (e.g., animal care, feed the poor, stop child abuse, shelter homeless, fight cancer:  all monies created by your clicking is sent directly from the advertising network to the listed charity.  Give to causes when you shop:  www.GreaterGood.org  Support causes you care about at no cost to you.   www.GiftsThatGiveMore.com Provides charity royalty of 5% to 30% paid on every item purchased from online stores with 4,500+ products.   www.GlobalGirlFriend.com:  Purchase eco-friendly apparel & accessories hand-made by women & communities in need).

Hmmm, maybe our Rotary club &/or district could create their own daily-clickable Websites:  e.g., Rotarians,  click daily for almost-instant e-training:  www.Rotary.org/en/Members/Training/ForAllRotarians & the deep value of transcendent purpose:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc&sns=em & gain inspiration from an unstoppable, successful farmer who automatically overcomes physical challenges:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/H9S3n_tILKo   The Rotary Foundation had a limited-time-only, clickable photo of Arch Klumph, founded of TRF – where I could click a little square of his Website photo & thereby donate a minimum of $100 to TRF while simultaneously making the donation in honor / in memory of someone:  what fun!

And / or model a clickable Website that I spoke about during my Rotary Talk About remarks last Thur.:  via the Weblink, I could easily donate to the cause, donate 5% more to cover operating costs, donate 10% more to support the Website; e-tell my honoree (FBG Morning Rotary Pres. Sarah) that I’d donated in her honor.  It was so easy that I just kept-a-clicking & donating:  exhilarating (helping a great cause & seeing how the ease of the process kept me donating more & more).

How to keep cats from digging in your flower beds

How to keep cats from digging in your flower beds. I’ve tried the Cat Scat & the repellants, & they work, but you have to keep adding these for a few months until the cats “get the point.” I have also tried planting catnip away from my beds, & this has worked well. I have not tried the coffee grounds, but what a great & easy idea:  http://fixnation.org/2014/03/common-complaints-and-solutions-cats-digging-in-gardens-and-flower-beds/

The more we can help our neighbors learn to appreciate the cats, the better—so we need to be able to explain the benefits that community cats provide (they tend to keep other cats &d vermin away, they are excellent at keeping rodents & bugs away from your house, they are entertaining to watch, etc.) while also dealing with the common complaints like flower beds.

www.FbgTX.org/806/Community-Visioning

http://www.FbgTX.org/806/Community-Visioning  & CommunityVisioningFbgTX.org  & RoseMarie.Mazanke@HotMail.com; MWiggins@FbgTX.org; YSingers@Yahoo.com; KMyers@FbgTx.org; LLangerhans@Austin.RR.com; Jim.Mikula@GablesCorp.com  Volunteer your time & wisdom to discover what makes our community great & what could we do to make it even better.

www.FbgTx.org/680/Mission-Statement

http://www.fbgtx.org/806/Community-Visioning & RoseMarie.Mazanke@HotMail.com;

To all Co-Chairs 2017 Community Visioning from MWiggins@FbgTx.org:  allanandbobbye@hotmail.com; pastortravisblc@gmail.com; cseminara@goodsamfbg.org; jessica.mittel@gmail.com; ken@carrdevelopment.com; leeann.bailey@me.com; Brian Vorauer <bvorauer@fbgtx.org>; shearer@shearerpub.com; tommusselman@gmail.com; vinyard@nimitzfoundation.org; janie.holloway@yahoo.com; ajillcarr@yahoo.com; matts@arrowheadbanktexas.com; Kent Myers <kmyers@fbgtx.org>; Linda Langerhans <llangerhans@austin.rr.com>; rosemarie.mazanke@hotmail.com; ysingers@yahoo.com; Jim Mikula <jim.mikula@gablescorp.com>; Juli Bahlinger <jbahlinger@fbgtx.org>

Clinton Bailey, P.E., Assistant City Manager, City of Fredericksburg, 126 W. Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624  O 830-997-7521  C 830-889-5897  F 830-997-1861

Mission of the City of Fredericksburg, TX:  Leading with integrity while providing the best customer services to our community.

36 on GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE  including 4 co-chairs:  Alice.White@TTU.edu; BVorauer@FbgTx.org; Shearer@ShearerPub.com; TomMusselman@GMail.com;  Prospective Committee Members:  LLangerhans@Austin.RR.com; MBirdlebo@Yahoo.com; Beverly0099@ATT.Net; BHeath@FbgTx.org; 1943Bob@GMail.com; RHickerson9@GMail.com; CBailey@FbgTx.org; DellaZ@BeeCreek.Net; Justin.Davis.Here@GMail.com; JylD@HotMail.com; Ken@CarrDevelopment.com; KKimmey@TheWorkKs.com; Kyle@KyleForTexas.com; Larry@LarryJacksonAntiques.com; LesMeurer@EarthLink.Net; MHess@HCTC.Coop; MMcGuffie@Presidio.com; MoSaiidi@GMail.com; Penny@FbgTxChamber.org; W.Vins@GMX.De; Polly@Dogologie.com; RWT17@HotMail.com; TJumper@AustinRR.com; EDC@FbgTx.org; Director@FbgTX.org; 8-’17 list additions:  LeeAnn.Bailey@Me.com; JBahlinger@FbgTx.org;  Bryan.Benway@House.Texas.Gov; MBirdlebo@Yahoo.com; Jessica.Mittel@GMail.com; RoseMarie.Mazanke@HotMail.com; Director@FbgTx.org;   SterlinRaye@Me.com; MWiggins@FbgTx.org;

BUSINESS COMMITTEE  Co-chairs:  LeeAnn.Bailey@Me.com; Jessica.Mittel@GMail.com; Prospective members:

ken@carrdevelopment.com
astevens@hillcountrymemorial.org
bheath@fbgtx.org
vinyard@nimitzfoundation.org
cheryl900@yahoo.com
director@fbgtx.org
jeanniej@gmail.com
justin.davis.here@gmail.com
shearer@shearerpub.com
fbgace@yahoo.com
larry@larryjacksonantiques.com
lbrather@icloud.com
mreno@hillcountrymemorial.org
penny@fbgtxchamber.org
polly@dogologie.com
rwt17@hotmail.com
tjumper@austin.rr.com
edc@fbgtx.org

Earlier-meetings’ participants:  Beverly0099@0099@ATT.Net;   e-list for 7-25-’17 meeting:  Kathy Shearer <shearer@shearerpub.com>; bvorauer@fbgtx.org; tommusselman@gmail.com; cbailey@fbgtx.org; leeann.bailey@me.com; 1943bob@gmail.com; kyle@kylefortexas.com; ken@carrdevelopment.com; jessica.mittel@gmail.com; justin.davis.here@gmail.com; bheath@fbgtx.org; mhess@hctc.coop; rhickerson9@gmail.com; larry@larryjacksonantiques.com; tjumper@austin.rr.com; kkimmey@theworkks.com; edc@fbgtx.org; penny@fbgtxchamber.org; mmcguffie@presidio.com; lesmeurer@earthlink.net; jyld@hotmail.com; beverly0099@att.net; polly@dogologie.com; mosaiidi@gmail.com; rwt17@hotmail.com; w.vins@gmx.de; deliaz@beecreek.net;  llangerhans@austin.rr.com; rosemarie.mazanke@hotmail.com;

Leadership Kerr & Leadership Gillespie County

Ask Blake.Laird@BankOnCB.com about applying for Leadership Kerr &/or for being a Leadership Kerr presenter (about the Community Foundation) for “Community Infrastructure Day” or some other related topics.

And here’s the Website for Leadership Gillespie with application deadline:  Leadership Gillespie County:  www.Fredericksburg-Texas.com/Gillespie/Gillespie_County_Leadership_Program.aspx    During my LGC year (ending May 2016), Paul & I co-presented via a taped interview – about the Community Foundation … during our all-day Community Infrastructure Day.

 As I understand it – because you / the Community Foundation have offices in Kerrville & in FBG:  you are eligible to apply for each of the year-long Leadership-training classes.  Even though one or both programs may say that successful applicants must have lived in the county for at least 12 mos., I’ve seen selection committees make exceptions … based on individual applicants’ pervasive community-wide job relevance.

 

Shipping Books for Africa to Atlanta, GA, USA: 404-603-8680. End book famine in Africa!

e-mail me w/ any questions about donating books. Let me know how many books, &  I can guide you in the right direction for moving them:  Sldr99MPLS@Yahoo.com or Brad Mattson, Director Of Atlanta Operations, Books For Africa 3655 Atlanta Ind. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331  404-603-8680 ATL.    www.BooksForAfrica.org

Help End the Book Famine in Africa!   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPeYHHQWdK0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygGqW1v2sTk&feature=youtu.be   

Dealing with grief: https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/the-guide-to-pet-bereavement-what-to-expect-after-the-loss-of-a-loved-one & more

As many years as I’ve been in the health field, it’s never been easy to lose someone, whether personally or professionally. Although it’s something many people avoid talking about, death & the grief that follows it are unavoidable.

I was reminded of this recently after losing a lifelong friend who lost her battle with cancer. We knew some months ago that we would lose her… but it didn’t make it any easier. My grief is something I’m still dealing with (& know I will continue to deal with). I’ve been doing a lot of research for Public Health Corps on this topic lately in an effort to help any of our readers who may be going through a similar difficult time, & I thought I would share some of my findings with you, as well.

Laid to Rest at Home: How to Plan a Home Memorial Service for Your Departed Loved One
https://www.redfin.com/blog/how-to-memorial-service-at-home

The New Stages of Grief: 5 Tasks, No Timeline  https://www.caring.com/articles/five-stages-of-grief

Final Logistics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Handling a Loved One’s Belongings After Their Death:  https://www.closetbox.com/resources/final-logistics-step-step-guide-handling-loved-ones-belongings-death/

Supporting a Child When Someone Dies:  https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/bereaved-family-friends/supporting-grieving-child

Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through this Difficult Time:  www.drugrehab.org/coping-childs-illness-recovery/

Dementia Patients and Grief:  https://www.pathwayshealth.org/dementia-care/dementia-patients-and-grief/

The Guide to Pet Bereavement: What to Expect After the Loss of a Loved One:  https://www.neptunesociety.com/resources/the-guide-to-pet-bereavement-what-to-expect-after-the-loss-of-a-loved-one

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue:  www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2016/03/when-bereavement-becomes-a-mental-health-issue/

publichealthcorps.org   340 S Lemon Ave #5780 | Walnut, CA 91789

Transformational power of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA

Transformational power* of the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA, USA!

INSPIRING remarks from

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s attorney daughter, I drew this conclusion:  humans have a choice:  peace or extinction.  She received a prolonged, standing ovation.

Bill Gates:  When The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new pledge of millions more in “$2-for-$1 matching” dollars to End Polio Now, Bill said that as important as the dollars are (to end polio), the most important assets are the Rotarians & friends of Rotarians who go into & throughout the most dangerous countries to administer the vaccine & thus prevent a crippling, potentially life-diminishing, preventable disease.  A photo of an almost completely covered Pakistani woman was displayed at that point.  The photo could also have been of our beloved Judy & John Hutcherson.

The CEO of Coca-Cola mentioned Coke’s three international priorities:  water, women & communities.  Water:  because Coca-Cola uses so much of it, so they’re ever watchful to be thoughtful stewards of the resource;  women:  because women who are encouraged to become entrepreneurs can change the world for the better; & communities – to help them thrive … which also helps Coca-Cola financially prosper as well.   As a direct result of his presentation, today I actually passed over “my” drink-of-choice:  diet Mt. Dew & purchased a diet Coke instead.

Andrew Young — as wise as he was humorous.  He marched next to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1960s & concluded that much of the civil rights progress in the US was in direct response to businesses’ understanding the financial importance of our brothers & sisters of color. — & that the more they prospered, the more everyone prospered.  Although Young was trained to be humble, he chuckled that it’s hard to be humble when Atlanta named a street in his honor.

PERSONAL THRILLS:  I met a PDG who is in the hometown of my best friend (he just doesn’t yet know it) Dr. Pol – the naturally hilarious, kind, 70-ish-year-old  veterinarian in a National Geographic TV network series.  She promised to give my business card to him & to tell him “Hi” from his ardent “fan:”  me.  He’s an Honorary Rotarian in Mt. Pleasant, MI; a Paul Harris Fellow & regularly invited speaker at Rotary clubs & other Rotary events).

I got to see a woman from India donate $1M to End Polio Now.  What I was sputtering about her generosity, someone said that this is the 5th time she’s donated $1M!

I accidentally got seated next to an incoming trustee for The Rotary Foundation.  After everyone at the table introduced ourselves, she said, “Do you remember that we already know each other?”  Oh, my:  I was clueless & embarrassed not to have recognized her.  She was the RI President’s Representative who came to FBG when we dedicated the Skate Park & inducted 5 new members – the stunning visitor who wore a straw hat.  And there she was again … serendipitously seated next to me.  As you may know, during her time in our Rotary district, she & incoming DG Carol Holmes became best friends.

In the AKS lounge (a quiet, light-refreshment area for donors of $250,000 & more), I met a new friend from Kansas City, KS.  We both vividly remembered the year (1962) when my Wichita (KS) East High School won the state basketball championship by having defeated his Wyandotte High School, the almost perpetual state basketball champion.  Small world.  Also, my “true love” boyfriend & I broke up that night. <sigh>

I met in person, the wonderful Rotarian in India whose project our club just donated $2.5K to – the artificial limb project.  He was so excited & grateful to hear about our donation.  And I got to meet both the leader & his brother – who oversee the girls’ toilet blocks project in India — we just donated $2.5K to.  Not only is the project helping girls AND boys stay in school (“prosperity insurance,” as I see it), they are helping families with sustainable, entrepreneurial projects & teaching hygiene / cleanliness habits to families.  Bottom line:  the project is growing & expanding.

I met a Rotarian from WI who told me about “at large” Peace Scholars (maybe that was the status of our Peace scholar Ghada & her connection with our district – not sure).  Anyway club(s) &/or district(s) may annually request (from The Rotary Foundation) an at large Peace Scholar at no charge to our club.  It would be the role of someone within our club to mentor the prospective scholar through the application process:  “easy if the applicant is proficient in English … more time-consuming if the student isn’t quite so proficient.”  If our board is interested, I’d be glad to share her contact information with the our club’s designee — for further information.

*  my transformational vision:  I eternally compound my exponential relevance … in fulfillment of Eternal Divine Light’s Highest Destiny purposes for ALL.

 

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training: https://lc.itslearning.com/

How to take on-line Rotary D5840 grant-management training @$20 per year: https://lc.itslearning.com/ & use your e-address as Username

via Chad Bayard, Course Development & Client Support, EdTek Services, Inc.;  800-827-1593 x 5   https://files.itslearning.com/help/en-US/ApplicationHelp.htm 

Alice.White@TTU.edu     Alice.White.7616

Death is nothing at All by Henry Scott-Holland: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/death-is-nothing-at-all-by-henry-scott-holland

through Sherril.Skibell@TTU.edu at Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Sheffield Lutherer’s memorial service & read by Alice at memorial service of Dr. John Aure Buesseler at the 46-yr.-old CEO Roundtable:  This poem is often read at funerals. The author, Henry Scott-Holland (1847-1918), a priest at St. Paul’s Cathedral of London, did not intend it as a poem, it was actually delivered as part of a sermon in 1910. The sermon, titled, “Death, the King of Terrors” was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster.  READ  COMPLETE STORY  PRINT

Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott-Holland More Henry Scott-Holland  

https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/death-is-nothing-at-all-by-henry-scott-holland

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Southwest Collections at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX

Southwest Collections / TX Tech Archives at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX:  SWC / SCL, TTU, 2805 15th St., Lubbock, TX  79409-1041

Lubbock Rotarians Dr. Monte Monroe & Dr. Jennifer Spurrier