Special Thanks to Special Folks!
So many people encouraged me to move forward with this book. This book was never about me. This book was always about making death and dying easier. Life easier. And, facing what is an inevitable absolute destiny for each of us with a little less fear in a practical, sensible approach. The book was about creating new beginnings and elevating our existing life, experiences and perspectives.
This book had supporters early on--and without them, I would venture to say that you would not have this book, as I would not have been led to explore publishing options. They encouraged and inspired me. They were my reviewing committee, my gold star crew --they were my cheering squad
So, to each of them I owe my sincere gratitude and their names are to the right. I am so fortunate to be in incredible company of wonderful people that share a similar mission of making the journey of exploring abundant living, while also thoughtfully preparing for for our own individual exits, as a part of life's many great adventures.
Also, thank you to the following people, entities, organizations and companies!
Funeral Business Adviser for their publicity!
Nomis Publications / Funeral Home and Cemetery News for their publicity!
FREEMAN COMPANY for their exhibitor design & professional expertise!
Andrea C. Birch, Ph.D.,
Dean, College of Fine Arts and Humanities
Professor of Philosophy / Brenau University
Bob and Cindy DeTorres
Leslie Hodges, B.A., M.S.
Gary Gartner, CEO, SpaceFlight Memorial Systems
Dr. Bonnie J. Kin
Director, M.S. Applied Gerontology, Brenau University
David Morrison, Director of Communications & Publications,
Dr. Nan Morrison,
Emeritus Professor of English, College of Charleston
Author: The History of the College of Charleston
Ginger Ragans, MS, C.P.G., CAPS
Bob and Cleone Reed, Robert D. Reed Publishing
Glenda Roberson, Meeting Sites International
James F. (Buddy) Thomas, Jr. – Founder Chief Planning Officer,
Superior Planning, Inc.,
Author, The Coming Widow Boom
Rev. Laura Sumner Truax, Senior Pastor, LaSalle Street Church
Author, Undone: When Coming Apart Puts You Back Together,
Intervarsity Press, 2013
Linda Sumner Weinberg, Attorney