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EmilyAnn Frances May (#47633886)
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Bio Photo January 2015

Getting back into the rhythm of daily life after the holidays is very often a challenge. We must once more give attention to the minute details of everyday life or else take our focus into the near or distant future as we make plans. Little by little the awareness of the present moment which the holidays bring gradually recedes. The sparkle, glitter and shine diminishes as presents become items we use in our lives, cards and decorations are boxed and stored and the fragrant candles and wreaths no longer perfume the house.

Mom used to turn to her many day books and night books during the early months of each year as a way to focus on the present. A day book is a combination book and calendar. It contains illustrations, poems and tidbits of information based on a theme appropriate to the season in which the day occurs. A night book is usually a series of short quotes, meditations and a closing thought to keep in mind as one falls asleep.

I thought it would be good to place a quote here whenever I can from “Night Light, A book of Nighttime Meditations” by Amy E. Dean. This book is part of the library my Mom left me. I love it’s accessibility and universality: the messages are from a variety of paths and can be put to use in anyone’s life.

It’s my hope they’ll make the transition into 2015 a little easier for all. I am not selecting the quotes by day but rather by mood. This one fits the reflective manner in which one year ends and another begins,

"Lost yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."--Horace Mann

Go forward into this New Year with confidence and always seek progress in all parts of your life. For companionship go with those who contribute something productive through their presence in your life. Make the most of your precious diamond minutes and take action when necessary to keep the time thieves from plundering this gift that can be so easy to forget.

EmilyAnn Frances May

Special thanks go to all visitors who have tokened my Mom's memorial and those of her birds. The Cardinal (Red Bird) has special meaning to me. In my Mom's journals, which I found after her passing, she attempted to create fairy stories in which a Red Bird would appear at mysterious ways and times to help maidens in distress. Thanks to all who took the time to note that and leave these special tokens at her memorial.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR THE JEWISH RELATIVES IN MY LINE the Menorah, Star of David, or photos of pebbles are the traditional expressions of a visit to the beloved departed's resting place. A candle can also be used. I appreciate all previously left tokens but recently I have been advised to request what is appropriate for this faith.

I volunteer for the Fallen Graver Forum by leaving tokens at memorials established by the Fallen Gravers. If you ever need to contact me about any token I leave please be assured I will promptly comply with your request for changes or deletions.

In all matters of kinship: If we are related in anyway, then contact me by email and provide a link at Ancestry or some details about your family line, or perhaps your memorials here at FindAGrave.

Transfer Requests: You must follow the established FindAGrave procedure and request transfer using the Send A Correction feature. Again do not use the Public Message board for this purpose. I do not transfer my relatives unless you are closer in kinship than I am. I will gladly transfer memorials of those not related to meand am willing to do so outside of guidelines provided your request shows a sincere desire to take over Stewardship of the memorial. Please supply enough details to help me make such a decision.

PURPOSE OF THE MESSAGE BOARD: I use the Message Board strictly for messages between members and to exchange greetings. Please do not make flowering requests here, especially repeat ones.

PURPOSE OF THE MOURNING, GRIEF AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FORUM: This is the best place to request tokens for your beloved departed. Be sure to include the link when you make a request there.

Please visit my Mother's Memorial: Emily Leatrice Serrapede

My Father's Memorial: Frank Jesse Torregrossa
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Best wishes for you
Dear Emily,

Always thinking of you, my soul sister. Wish you a lovely and peaceful day! Best wishes from Hong Kong!


Added by BETA on Jan 26, 2015 8:45 PM
RE: Belated New Years Greetings
Same to you sweet friend!Thank you always for your Prayers and kind words!

Added by MRS.STEPHENRAYVAUGHAN!!! on Jan 23, 2015 10:05 AM
Kerrie Anne H
Hi EmilyAnn
I got a message from you in my inbox for Peter "Steele" Rataczyck and you had mentioned there sre links for his mother, father, and sister.Do you know where I can locate those? I'm new to this site and learning the ropes:).Thank you so much for reaching out!
Kerrie H
Added by Kerrie Anne H on Jan 22, 2015 2:50 PM
Mario Ragucci
Your Wavelength
is received here in Seattle, with my mind in a New York City state, filled with memories and positive and steady emotion. Thank you EmilyAnn for this.
I visit Kurt's memorial often because he and his music transport me back in time to just before I arrived in Seattle, to the very early 90's, when i was in a NYC pioneering state of mind.
I am receptive to your wavelegths ~Mario
Added by Mario Ragucci on Jan 20, 2015 9:27 AM
Gail McKinzie Clark
Janis Joplin
Are You by chance related to her too?
Added by Gail McKinzie Clark on Jan 19, 2015 4:26 PM
Mario Ragucci
All the best to you Emily Ann
for a blessed and super-charged 2015 and may everything you wish for come true. Thats not so hard in NYC is it? The magic city, my heart, NYC. All the best to you EmilyAnn !
Added by Mario Ragucci on Jan 05, 2015 3:21 PM
RE: New Year's Greetings
Thank you very much! Hoping you and your family have a wonderful 2015 with many good things! Rosie
Added by Rosie♥Mooch on Jan 04, 2015 9:06 AM
RE: New Year's Gretings
Thank you so for your very kind words and wishes for the New Year. I wish you and your loved ones many Blessings and every Happiness in coming New Year. ~ Sue
Added by Tx☆Oma on Jan 04, 2015 12:40 AM
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RE: New Year's Greetings
HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend...Only good things and blessings will come your way for 2015 if I have any say in it. ha! Take Care, E, and stay in touch - Hugs, RCP and GB
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Jan 03, 2015 10:12 PM
Happy New Year
The very same to you my dear friend. The best of luck to you as you continue on your search.
Added by Maspeth on Jan 03, 2015 11:37 AM
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