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|Subject: Natural Burial Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:53 pm|| |
Totally unrelated to Grisos, but some of you may find this interesting. A lot of us here are aging and breaking down in various ways and if not ourselves, our parents and friends are gradually leaving this Earth. The article below considers the case of my friend Jake Seniuk, an artist, curator, writer, intellectual, father, and friend to many, who died recently after a long battle with cancer. Jake was the director of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in Port Angeles, Washington for many years. He invited me to do a show of my work there in 1998 and we became close friends during that time. Esther and I often visited him when we passed through his small city on the Olympic Peninsula and he often came by my studio when he was in the big city of Seattle. Jake was something special and this article illustrates another level of the depth of his character and personality. I feel lucky to have known him, and I hope you all will find his last days inspiring, if a bit unconventional. His frugal opinion on Italian food is classic Jake.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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|Subject: Re: Natural Burial Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:31 pm|| |
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|Subject: Re: Natural Burial Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:08 am|| |
Also, Here in Aus most funeral industry players are in my opinion ripping off vulnerable people, such as my sister, she has just pre paid for her funeral, I am her executor, one of the costs was $1100 for a coffin and she is being cremated, why I ask
6k all up.
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|Subject: Re: Natural Burial Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:18 am|| |
A death well done.
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|Subject: Re: Natural Burial Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:21 am|| |
Thanks Street, Good on that family.
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|Subject: Re: Natural Burial Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:18 am|| |
Thanks Pete, and condolences to you on the loss of your friend. I wish I had known him. I'm sure he was a valuable asset to Port Angeles - known around here as simply PA. It's an interesting town, off he beaten track but home to many creative folks. Raymond Carver spent his last years there. Ray's widow, the poet Tess Gallagher, was born in PA, and as far as I know still lives there.
The only time I've been to PA in the past few years is passing through on the New Years' Day ride to Neah Bay. You think PA is remote? Neah Bay isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there.