Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Louise Clark, who owned the site where thousands of white crosses remind people of the cost of war, has passed away at 86. http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_18732880
It was she and Jeffrey Heaton who pioneered the memorial that inspired our crosses4peace movement.
May she know in death the peace she worked for in life.
I received the following e-mail from the ever-vigilant, tireless activist, John Stephens:
"Lots of people still have their crosses up. I estimate about 30 are still left out of the original 80."
I've seen a few of them around town, John. It touches me.
*The daily entry fee to the park is $6.00. Discounts for seniors and disabled persons are available also. To save $6, you can park down the hill and around the corner on Risa Road, then hike up the hill, maybe a mile. It's 1/2 flat, 1/2 steep and all shady. Definitely easier than living in Kandahar or Baghdad or...
If you'll make the trip, I promise you won't forget it. There's no substitute for real (i.e. non-virtual) reality.
I lived in Lafayette about 20 (yikes) years ago. While you're in the area, you might want to reflect with a walk around the Lafayette Reservoir.* You could also fish or rent a row boat and enjoy a picnic lunch and bird songs. Or you may prefer one of the many restaurants near Golden Gate Way and a window-shopping stroll down Mt. Diablo Blvd.