Deep sadness

I am deeply saddened and devastated by the deaths of 3 health workers and an army veteran at the Pathway Home, Veterans Home of California, in Yountville, north of Napa, California, yesterday. Christine Loeber, Executive Director of the Pathway Home, one of the health workers killed, was our guest speaker in the North Napa Rotary Club’s meeting, on February 27.


photo: Christine Loeber


by Christina Rossetti

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.