Interview with Cathy 10/22/16
What are you most proud of in your life and looking back what are you happy about?
All are welcome to a memorial for Cathy Veatch at Unity San Diego. Please share this invitation with all who knew her.
Date: Saturday November 17, 2018. 11am.
Address: 3770 Altadena Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: (619) 280-2501
Mom wrote and compiled an inch-thick book entitled Camp Leadership (Chapter One: Theory of Camping. ...) In the chapter, Songs, Dances, and Games, was this page. I have put together links to YouTube videos for each song in the first section: "Rounds". Mom 's hope for her life was to sing these along with you. Enjoy.
A letter from Mom to us, found in her papers.
It was lovely having some time to sit down with Cathy when she first moved in with Tom and me to discuss her ideas on spirituality. She was a long time student of the Course in Miracles, and shared her intrigue and curiosity of this path with me, especially as pertains to end of life. Some of her writings found after her death reveal what I discovered myself chatting with her at my kitchen table - that Cathy was a seeker. I'm pretty sure that she has found what she was seeking. Like a bullet into the sky, she went.
This is the last song Mom ever sang. I played it to her, this YouTube video of Amira singing How Great Thou Art, because Grandma Margaret, Mom's mom, used to sing it while puttering around the house, during the time I lived with her in 1981. I never heard it before or since, until it came up in Amira's opus, which I recently discovered and is truly amazing. Sure enough, Mom, at a time when she hardly could speak and was generally pretty unresponsive, perked up and sang right along. I've listened to Amira sing this many times, and I'm almost ready to sing along out loud, too.
Mom's ambition was to be a camp director. Here she is in Vermont at age 17.
Portait of Mom as a girl.