On Sunday it was Rebecca's birthday and the one year anniversary since her death. In keeping with jewish tradition we set a permanent marker on her grave. We then returned to our house in Berkeley and reminisced and celebrated Rebecca's life.
Here are some photos of the day: https://plus.google.com/photos/102500016071484549637/albums/5779534087160218097?authkey=CLDqmonx4eW88AE
Monday, August 13, 2012
A couple of details, please let me know if you have other questions:
We will meet at the 'bend in the road'. You turn form the street into the parking lot. You can either park there or keep driving further up. There is only the one road leaving the parking lot deeper into the property. If you drive or walk up it, about a quarter mile past the main building you will find us gathered at the first significant bend in the road. We will walk from there to Rebecca's grave at a little after 11am.
If you are late then, at that bend, follow the path that continues 'straight' in the direction the road was going. Once you get to the end of that path you should see us a little way off under the trees.
You will end up walking abouta half mile, so bring comfortable shoes. Dress will be generally informal. I will be in jeans but I might put on a button down shirt for the occasion.
Rabbi Zellman will lead us in a short ceremony setting a permanent marker at the grave and marking the passage of a year since Rebecca's death. After the ceremony people are welcome to stay at the grave for a while or to wander the grounds at Fernwood which is a lovely place to discover.
When you are ready, head back to my place in Berkeley where there will be a catered buffet lunch. The house will be open for the afternoon and I hope we can all spend some time together celebrating Rebecca's life. We can share stories of Rebecca and how she continues to influence our lives.
For people who will only be coming to the Berkeley part of the day. I expect the house to be open and welcoming by 12:30 pm.
I look forward to seeing you all.