Late Summer News

It is time again for “That’s Life – A Bone Dance” our 5th Annual Fund Raiser featuring a delicious Mexican buffet, memorial altar, dinner music by Clarence Clearwater and Friends and “dancing the night away” music by Jimmy DeBlois and SPOKES!!! You will not want to miss it so mark your calendar for October 23, 2010 from 6-11 p.m. at the Woodlands Radisson in Flagstaff. Advance tickets required. Singles $55, Two or more, $50 each. Purchase securely on line via PayPal or contact us at 928-525-2910. Our Silent Auction is amazing this year (see below for a list of those who have contributed).

Calendar Notes
Thursday, September 16 “Naturally Caring TLC for Care Giver’s Workshop #6 “Healing Sensations” offered by Barb White, LMT from 2-4 p.m. at Abrio Family Services – FREE to the public

Friday, September 17 “Navigating the Journey, Positive Choices Along the Care Continuum” offered by Marlene Letvin of Hospice Compassus from 9-11 a.m. at the Thorp Senior Center – FREE to the public

Thursday, October 14 “Naturally Caring TLC for Care Giver’s Workshop #7 “Tune into Healing Vibrations” offered by Jennifer Williams, Sound Healer – FREE to the public

Gratitude
We give great thanks to all who have made contributions to Further Shore in the Summer months. Your donations make it possible for us to provide natural therapy services to persons with serious illness and end of life concerns. We also thank the vendors who have generously donated items for this year’s Bone Dance Silent Auction. They are as follows:

About Hair & More, Arapas, Inc., Armadillo Wax Company, Aveda Red Salon, Bee Valvo, Beth Polito, Besty Brown, Bobby Andrews, Body Divine, Buster’s Restaurant, Café Ole, Campus Coffee Bean, Carolene Heart, Carlton Pottery, Carrie’s Day Spa, Clarence Clearwater, Crillo/Brix, Crystal Magic, Eliot Schipper, Gayle McGuinnes, George Averbeck, Grace Marks, Grand Canyon Railway, GRD Wellness, Higher Healing Therapy, Holistic Body Design, Inner Eye Gallery, Jennifer Star, Jennifer Williams, Karma Sushi, Lois Truffa, Lynn Richardson, Lytle’s Ladle, Michael Frankel, Mike Buchheit, Mind Heart Healing, Meg Leander, Monsoon’s on the Rim, Mountain Oasis, Nancy DeBlois, New Frontiers, Nikki Baldwin, Optimal Health & Aesthetics, Painted Desert Arts, Page Springs Cellars, Peaceful Touch, RJ’s Quilted Gifts, Rabbit Hill Crafts, Radisson Woodlands, Roof Dancers, Ruthanne Hassing, Sally J. Smith, Seasoned Kitchen, Seley’s Flagstaff Honda, Shonto Begay, Simply Delicious, Susana Acosta-Cavert, Teresa Peterson, The Blue Thong Society, The Candy Plant, Timothy Prow, VTara Ruscher and WalMart.

Personal Farewell

Fall is usually full of activity here on the mountain. The nights have grown suddenly very cold and there is a crisp feeling in the air that reflects the changing season; a season of quieting. On a very personal note, Robert and I are gently adjusting to one less heart beating in our home. Ms. Emerson Lee, age 12, passed into spirit on August 24th. With her usual grace and dignity, Emmy showed us every kindness and so much love as she traversed a short, valiant cancer journey. She ‘told’ us via our animal communicator that it was important for her to demonstrate “not suffering” and “joy and gratitude”. She certainly did fulfill her wish.

Jake, Robert and I are attempting to demonstrate these same qualities now. It is harder for us humans. We miss her physical expressions of abiding affection that only a canine can offer. We miss her bouncing off the wall when we come home, tossing her toys up in the air and then pouncing on them, singing with Jake in the morning and a thousand other things about her. The love that she offered every day without waver and without demand helps to sustain us as does the outpouring of love we have received from family and friends. She will never be forgotten and she has made us better humans. May all beings be so blessed, with love, Aleia

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