Remember the people that you love in the places you love. In this video the passing of a mother is remembered in a garden that together they cultivated with various flowers. Because of the significance of the garden the successor's honor and remember their mother and grandmother with a bird bath and stepping stones. Remembering the people that you love with unique memorials brings peace and divine meaning to their lives and yours.
The Garden of Innocence is where infants that were abandoned by their family lay to rest after they have sadly passed away. Special ceremonies are held where a community joins together and provides a proper ceremony and burial for the child. As a part of the memorial service, the community gathers in a circle where they pass around the child's urn to let the lost child know that they touched their lives in a special way and give peace to them. A memorial service is given to them so that the world knows that they were here even for their short time. The child is then memorialized with a tombstone, headstone, grave marker or some other type of granite monument.
Officer Thomas "Tommy" Decker was shot and killed in the line of duty
late last Thursday night in Cold Spring. The City of Richmond &
Richmond Civic & Commerece donated this granite Reflection Stone to
the Police Department of Cold Spring. We owe our complete thanks and
graditude to "Tommy" and all the men and women who serve and protect us.
They have an extraordinary responsibility. We think the Oath they
take which is shown on the plaque said it all. We can never repay the
debt we owe, "Tommy" and others who lose their lives serving us. Tommy
your spirit will live on in the lives of your family, friends and your
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs
Earlier this week Steve Jobs passed away at the young age of 56. Special tribute will be given here to Steve today because in many ways, the world of DigElog would never have existed if it wasn't for his vision, creativity and technological influence.
Let me begin by referencing another mentor of mine:
The story of Steve Jobs is an amazing one. He turned a few hundred dollars of spare parts into one of the most valuable companies in the world while revolutionizing one industry after another. In so doing, he was a prime example of the empowerment of the individual while in turn empowering everyone else. He showed the power of marrying science and art and democratized the tools of creativity. Jobs was truly a unique and remarkable innovator who has enriched all of our lives and we are all immeasurably saddened at his passing.
— Ray Kurzweil
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Our Stories Intertwine Back In 1982 The two Steve's had already invented the Apple II in 1977, but I personally get involved when I purchase a Apple II Plus with 64k of RAM and dual 5.25" floppy drives, for my Drywall Distributing company in 1982. I find myself learning basic programming at the local community college and becoming a VisiCalc enthusiast applying spreadsheet technology to everything from product inventory to payroll in my small company. I also discovered a "Family History" software that pushes me to dig deeper into my family heritage and to document it on my Apple II Plus.
1984 Steve and Apple Introduce Macintosh I see the Super Bowl commercial like the rest of the world and immediately decide it's something I want to learn more about. The local community college buys a couple first edition Macs for their computer lab and I get some immediate hands on experience that simply dazzles my imagination.
1985-6 Steve is forced out of Apple but the Mac explodes into the publishing industry Although Steve's direct involvement with Apple will take a 10 year hiatus, his dream and vision of the Macintosh inspires me to become a Public Information Director for the local community college with a brand new Mac 512 and a Laserwriter Plus on my desk. Over the next 12 months I produce camera ready copy for publishing in the local newspaper and I publish one of the very first camera ready college catalogs (100 plus pages) using Ready Set Go 1.0 publishing software.
1987-8 Steve has now started both NeXT Computer and Pixar Annimation Studios My Mac experience has prepared me for my next life encounter. I join 6 other brave young lads in taking a bankrupt Team Electronics store and turning it into an "Apple Only" computer store. At the time, the seven of us knew more about Apple products that any 7 employees of Apple did, because we not only sold the product but we trained it and supported it. Our crazy idea was a success and the fundamental company that was started back then is still alive today.
1989 While Steve is busy making animated movies, I'm proving the Mac to be a business machine The driving force for any computer is its software. I choose the niches of Accounting and Data Base development as my areas of growth and opportunity. I become a consultant in both Accountant Inc. and Filemaker Pro software.
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
An Inspiration Award Banquet took place at the Great Blue Heron Restaurant in Cold Spring this evening, where Cpl. Sean Osterman was honored with the Annual Inspiration award. Osterman died in December from combat injuries serving as a Marine in Afghanistan.
Each year, as a part of the opening ceremonies of the Old Glory Run, the award is given to someone who inspires the community to give back to veterans. Sean’s mother, Kelly Hugo, accepted the award this evening following a video tribute to him.
Tomorrow, over 1400 runners are registered to participate in 4th annual Old Glory Run, the proceeds of which benefit the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. This great turn out should afford another sizable donation to the DAV this year, which will be added to the $50,000 that was donated during the first 3 years of this great fund raising event.
Today marks the sixth anniversary of the ROCORI High School shooting.
Six years… (now 7 years)
Please remember ROCORI today.
In your remembrance I ask you to celebrate –
Celebrate the life of Aaron Michael Rollins,
Celebrate the life of Seth David Bartell.
Celebrate your own life.
Everyone in this group shares a common bond because of unfortunate
events. We carry a lesson in life we should remember every day of the
year, not just today.
Take into account that life is precious. Recall what is important. Be thankful.
Although it has been six years (now 7), we cannot forget and we must remember to honor and appreciate life.
Never forget…in losing something there is always something to gain.
Keep September 24th, 2003 in your thoughts and in your prayers today and always.
Prayer for their families.
Rest in Peace
Seth and Aaron – You remain alive in our hearts forever.
“We should give meaning to life. Not wait for life to give us meaning.”
"Love is stronger than death even though it cannot stop death from
happening, but no matter how hard death tries it cannot separate people
from love. It cannot take away our memories either. In the end, life
and love are stronger than death."
Mass of Christian
will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic
cold Spring, MN for Vern Humbert, age 82, who died Friday at the
Nursing Home.Entombment will be
in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call
from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Narthex of the St.
entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Mary of the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN for Shirley C. (Eisenschenk)
Molitor, age 49, who died Friday as a result of a car accident. Burial
will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Rockville.
friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in RICHMOND. Parish
prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian
Women, Consecration and Rosary Groups.