MEMORY WALK A GREAT SUCCESS!

MEMORY WALK A GREAT SUCCESS!
Two Young Sisters Walk In Memory Of Their Baby Brother

NEXT MEETING DATE

Support Meetings Are Open To The General Public. Please Feel Free To Come And Share or Sit And Listen if You Have Lost A Child.

MEETINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ATTEND VIA SKYPE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN INVITE, PLEASE EMAIL CARA.

NEXT MEETING DATES:

GRIEF / LOSS SUPPORT - Wednesday, July 14th at 7pm in the Community Room at the Whiting Library in Chester, Vermont.

Facilitator: Cara Tyrrell - Email Me 117 Main St ~ Chester, VT 05143

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PALS (Pregnancy or Parenting After Loss) : To make these meetings more accessible please contact Gretchen if you have a PALS related issue and she will organize a meeting in your area.

Facilitator: Gretchen Lunderville - Email Her

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The Board of Directors next meeting is set for Wednesday, July 7th. If you have an agenda item please email cara.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Show and Tell: The Making of a Memory Box

"...the Tyrrells are going to offer something tangible for grieving parents to hold onto. Jeremiah is a craftsman and has created what Cara calls a memory box, a wooden box in which parents can store mementos to remind them of their child. Jeremiah will make the first 20 boxes before turning the project over to the industrial arts students at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester."In a way, this might prepare them, because chances are one of these boys and girls will be touched by this later in life," Cara says." - Rutland Herald Article

And how I hope my words are lies. I pray that none of these boys and girls that make memory boxes in the woodshop class are ever touched by childloss. But, the statistics are against me - against them. Chances are, at least a few will utter the words, "Oh My! Now I know what that crazy lady and her husband were trying to do all those years ago."


And so...The Making of A Memory Box (or 20 - all at once!)

The Tops


And Tops...and More Tops...and Lots-O-Feet


And Stacks of Sides...




Edging, Edging, Edging



And what job is complete without a little helper, who was "very busy" taking tape off the I-don't-know-whats.


And then there is the glueing. He stresses the word for the sheer masses of glueing one must do to create the finished box. Although my dear husband will never read this, I must say - Thank you my sweet for supporting this mission in the way you know how - woodworking. Your talents are much appreciated.

Thanks for checking our production line out and - now - go see what everyone else is showing and telling.

10 comments:

  1. So awesome to see them in the works! It's such a wonderful thing.

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  2. I love seeing the whole process!

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  3. Removing tape is an excellent job for a little helper in a room full of power tools.

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  4. Jeremiah is a real artist, I so appreciate what you both are doing. If the Comedian was any cuter, I will have to scream. Too Late, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! She's cute!

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  5. Wow. I'd love to see what they look like when finished.

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  6. So beautiful and so sad at the same time.

    What a loving and thorough process.

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  7. So very neat to see the process. What you guys are doing is so very wonderful. Sad yes, but unfortunately necessary.

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  8. Awwww...Comedian's at it everywhere! She is such a good girl!

    Yay for the memory boxes and I hope that they are never used and I am saying this because this is possibly the right thing to say, but I wish, there was a way for making my statement so very true!

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