Wide World of Sports
Baseball season is in the air, and Evergreen Washelli would like to remember those famous sportsmen in our care.
“This day in history, now forty-four years ago, marks the darkest day in hydroplane racing. In the 1960’s, hydroplane racing in Seattle was as popular as NASCAR is today. During the President’s Cup, three of the sport’s most popular drivers perished on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Traditionally the championship winner of the cup would receive a trophy from the president in a post-race ceremony; but this was not so on Black Sunday….”
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Online Pet Tributes are Free and Easy to Make
Memories are one of the best legacies in the death of a pet. Talk about and embrace these memories. Your pet entertained, comforted, frustrated and always loved you. Remember those times. If your memories bring laughter, smile. If they bring sadness, cry. Remember, though, memories made in love can never be taken away.
A tribute is a wonderful way to remember a lost pet. It is a place to keep alive the memory of your special bond with your pet. A memory page helps with the grieving process. We make it easy to make an online memorial. Click on the video to watch a tutorial on how to post an Online Pet Tribute.
The Legend of the Haida Totem Pole
The Haida Totem Pole is displayed prominently on the west side of Aurora Ave North at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The totem pole, which weighs 800 pounds and stands sixteen feet high, had been carved in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia and was shipped across the Puget Sound to Thomas Kelley on Bainbridge Island. In the early 1930s, Kelley gave the pole to his next-door neighbor Clinton S. Harley, then General Manager of Evergreen Washelli, who had the indigenous art erected in the cemetery.
According to Haida legend, the totem tells the story of Genanasimgat and his wife, the beautiful daughter of a powerful chief. One day, the hunters spied a rare white sea-otter. Genanasimgat’s mother-in-law, who was the wife of the chief, asked him to kill the otter for her so she could make a blanket. He went out in a canoe and shot the otter with an arrow. While his mother-in-law was skinning it, a drop of blood fell on the fur, so she asked her daughter to wash it.
The young woman took the skin to the beach, but while she was washing it, it drifted into deep water. She pursued it, and suddenly two orcas came out of the water. One of them put the wife on his back behind his dorsal fin and they swam away with her….
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The Difference between Grief and Mourning
Webster's dictionary defines grief as "an intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune." Mourning, on the other hand, is defined as "actions or feelings of someone who mourns; specifically, the expression of grief at someone's death."
When you are expressing your grief, you are mourning. Allowing the expression of your grief in the form of mourning is an important part of healing.
For more articles and affirmations, visit our grief support library.
Tree Tour with Arthur Lee Jacobson
On Sunday, April 25th, renowned arborist Arthur Lee Jacobson will lead a walking tour of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. Mister Jacobson will guide us through the beautiful collection of rare and significant trees we have on the grounds.
The tour occurs on Earth Day; from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $5.00 online, at our Seattle location, or over the phone by calling (206) 362-5200. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Arboretum Foundation and Plant Amnesty. Tour will be held—rain or shine!
Our 84th Annual Memorial Day Service
On Monday, May 31, 2010, Evergreen Washelli will host our 84th Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service. Please join us as we honor America’s fallen and salute the flags on our 'Avenue of Colors.' The Seattle Pacific University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform, as well as soloist Maria Kesovija. The concert begins at 1:30pm and the ceremony will commence at 2:00pm.
More details can be found on our blog.
Following the ceremony, we invite you to attend a free guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care.
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