The re-carved Headstone was placed on the gravesite on September 14, 2016. The call came in at 1:37 PM. stating, "It is Done!"
It is happening folks! The Request for Proposal went out this week. As soon as proposals come in, we will evaluate, negotiate if necessary, and award a contract. If all goes well the NEW RE-CARVED STONE WILL BE IN PLACE SHORTLY. Watch on this blog as well as Facebook. We are so excited!!
In 2001 I submitted an article to the National Spiritualist with that title...Yes it is l5 years on the 26th day of January 2016 since the Rev. Joseph H. Merrill left us for his journey to the World of Spirit. Rev. Merrill was President of the NSAC for over 20 years. His dedication to Spiritualism was very apparent. He lived his life practicing its philosophy. Mattered not how busy he was for if you had a need, he was ready and willing to assist you. He was not only Pres. Merrill, Joe Merrill, he was my friend. I can clearly hear him conclude his oratory at the Sunday Church Service reciting the poem "It is the Law".
All amounts are appreciated.
The stone will be re-carved and the balance of the monies will go into a Trust Fund established for the purpose of preservation of the stone by perpetual care -- thus it won't have to be recarved again in future years.
I first visited the grave with my daughters in 2007 but the other priorities precluded this task....so after eight long years the dream will become reality with the help of Spiritualists of the World, friends and associates.
Marilyn J. Awtrt=y