for Pat Adair, and the people who love her...

Our beloved Pat got some shocking news recently, and we're off and running on a mysterious medical adventure. Not an adventure we would have picked, but we're off just the same... (If you're new to the blog, start here.)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Memorial service for Patricia Adair, July 11 @ 11 a.m., Concord, California

Hello everyone. July 3rd is the one-year anniversary of our mother's death, and we're (finally) having a memorial service in her honor. You're all invited, but no one should feel obligated to come. It's short notice and at the height of summer vacation season. I hope you're able to come if you want to. The details are below:

July 11, 2009, 11 a.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1590 Denkinger Rd
Concord, CA 94521

Here it is in Google maps.

A light lunch will be served after a short service. We'll see some of you there!

Dave (and Mike)


At July 13, 2009 6:14 PM , Blogger Kimberlee said...

Hi Dave and the rest of the Adair family. Thanks for having Pat's memorial service and thanks to all of you for so very generously sharing your own thoughts and remembrances and tributes to your Mom/mom-in-law/grandma. It was very rewarding for me to be there with of all you.

I don't know a way to make this NOT sound trite, but as we were all celebrating the many things that are wonderful about Pat, including the dignity with which she lived as a cancer patient the last six months of her life, I was struck (anew) by the realization that you don't just become gracious and dignified and serene and considerate and concerned about others in the face of your own death or other hard and challenging times. If you aren't already that way, it is too late when times get tough. In other words, if we are interested in "dying well," I would venture to say that the secret is to living well - and so we'd all better get on with that as expeditiously as possible in our lives and given our own unique opportunities. I'm grateful yet again to Pat (and to all of you) for teaching me something of great and lasting value. Love to Pat and all of you, Kimberlee Staking
PS: Dave, thanks again for thoughtfully creating a blog for Karri when she was ill last year. I think the name you ended up using (healthykarri) was a most fortunate choice and we are so very grateful that for the present, she remains healthy.

Take care all - happy living for the present and for the future in and with love!


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