Remembering and Celebrating the Life of Marj Swann, August 16

  • Venue:
    Santa Cruz Friends Meeting House
  • Start:
    August 16, 2014 12:00 pm
  • End:
    August 16, 2014 2:30 pm
  • Address:
    225 Rooney Street
    Santa Cruz, ,

A personal invite from Carol Swann and her siblings.

Dearest Friends of Marj, Relatives of Marj and Community of Peace Activists who want to honor Mom, (final, final details and last reminder).
Date: Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:30 PM
Place: Santa Cruz Friends Meeting House, 225 Rooney St., Santa Cruz
Other details: below
I am back from teaching in Berlin and we are now focusing on getting the final organizational details together for Mom’s celebration/memorial that is soon to happen! The celebration of the inspiring life of Marj Swann will take place on Sat., Aug. 16, 12:00-3:30PM (SHARP) at the Santa Cruz Friends Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz.
My siblings and other local Quakers who are helping to put this together will be at the Quaker house by 10:30 setting up. We would be happy to have you show up any time after 10:30 to help out or just hang out to help create the “Marj” spirit. 2:30-3:30 is food munchies and socializing.  3:30-4:30 we must be cleaning up in time for another event to move in by 4:30. If you want to help clean up, we’d love your help!
We suggest you eat a big breakfast before you come even though there will be food munchies at 2:30.
BRINGING FOOD: If you are part of the Quaker Meeting in Santa Cruz, please be in touch with John Devalcourt about what food you are bringing.
If you are coming from out of town, we don’t expect you to be able to bring anything, but if you can, and are going to, please let Carol or Judy know. (see below for phone and e-mail contacts.)
Between 12:00 and 2:30 we will engage in a few participatory rituals to celebrate Marj that she requested and I will facilitate. A combination of singing traditional peace & civil rights songs, designated people speaking about Marj, Quaker style silence and voluntary sharing from any of you about Marj, and some simple closing rituals.
Since Mom LOVED purple, we invite you to wear something with purple in it or bright colors! (But do whatever feels comfortable, this is all informal and Mom cared most that people feel comfortable, connected and having fun).
If you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay amongst Quaker Friends in Santa Cruz, the best thing to do is to write John Devalcourt NOW or BY THE LATEST by Aug. 10: jdevalcourt@gmail.com (as he will be gone until Aug. 15).  It is not clear there will be anyone to do this after the 10 and you will have to figure this out on your own.
We know many of you will not be able to make it as you live far away, are too elderly for such a huge effort, are on vacations, or for any other reason, please know we understand and there is NO pressure. We know Marj is in your hearts and that is what counts the most. And we know some of you who are coming and we look forward to seeing all of you! IF YOU CAN, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY AUG. 10 IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME, (but of course you are welcome to simply show up), it would help us to figure out seating arrangements and how much food we need.
Much love and again and very much looking forward to being with all of you, Carol, (for Judy, Scott and Rose.)
P.S. Please let Carol (510-524-5013 home) or Judy (415-897-1010) know if you will be coming when you know. carolswann@aol.com or judyswann@verizon.net