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POTTS BROTHERS OF BOURNEMOUTH ENGLAND APPEARANCE

by Marilyn Awtry on 02/19/17

Now is the time. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb 26th

for special event at the 
Spiritualist Church of Awareness at
 3210 N Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, Fl 32817
Phone 407-678-3688
Dont miss this wonderful opportunity for sharing time with two of Spiritualist great Orators and Mediums.
They won't be back until 2018.

POTTS BROTHERS OF BOURNEMOUTH ENGLAND APPEARANCE

by Marilyn Awtry on 02/19/17

Now is the time. Mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb 26th

for special event at the 
Spiritualist Church of Awareness at
 3210 N Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, Fl 32817
Phone 407-678-3688
Dont miss this wonderful opportunity for sharing time with two of Spiritualist great Orators and Mediums.
They won't be back until 2018.

IT IS DONE! FOX HEADSTONE RE-CARVED

by Marilyn Awtry on 01/06/17

At 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 14, those words were transmitted to me by email from Frank Kotowski who witnessed the resetting of the Fox Stone on their grave in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.        We are proud of Spiritualists from many organizations who participated by donating to the project and saw fit that we honor Margaretta and Catherine Fox - founders of Modern Spiritualism. You can read the article squeezed in The National Spiritualist Magazine between adverts and of minimal size. Its not in the Index but is on Page 35. If you would like to see the stone, go to Facebook and insert Fox Headstone Project.

    The project commenced in 2007 but revived in 2014 after a group who had attended the Annual Convention took a tour to the site. While standing in a circle around the stone and offering a prayer, a rock some-one had placed on the old stone flew off in the middle of our circle. We took it as a phenomenon and Maggie and Katie displaying their pleasure at our desire to re-carve the illegible stone carving. Davydove Monuments won the contract and did an awesome job for us. Should you be near Brooklyn, you can go to Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, Section 3 Lot 355. est of all, the Fox Sisters are now on the list of Notables and the sign indication is #32. Interesting fact is the cemetery was founded in 1848 the same year of the happenings in Hydesville where a murdered peddler, Charles B. Rosna, bridged the two worlds and made communication with the Fox Sisters.
     The stone is awesome and the flower garden placed at the base of the stone adds to its beauty. Seasonal Flowers can be placed from the Cemetery Gift Shop. Donations can still be sent to Frank Kotowski at 1034 Fire Island Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11206. They will be used to keep the stone refurbished so it never fades out again, as well as place a wreath on March 31st of each year in honor of the Anniversary of Modern Spiritualism.
     Thank all of you who knew in your hearts this was the right thing for Spiritualists to do and donated generously. Be Blessed!


FOX HEADSTONE PROJECT COMPLETION

by Marilyn Awtry on 09/26/16

The re-carved Headstone was placed on the gravesite on September 14, 2016.  The call came in at 1:37 PM. stating, "It is Done!"


A hearty thank you to all of you who supported this effort with your generous donations.

Frank Kotowski ordered the scalloped edging to form a flower bed in front of the base of the stone. It should be in place within two weeks. (Oct 10) I have ordered the Seasonal Flowers to be placed in the bed.
Anyone can place the seasonal flowers by going to the Cypress Hills Cemetery Website. 

I know the Fox Sisters are pleased that their Headstone is one again readable and I know I am thrilled that the project is completed. The first steps were taken  in 2007 only to hit major roadblock....but in 2014 action was taken soliciting funds from around the world as well as on line at Crowdwise. The remaining funds will be utilized to keep the stone polished and to place a wreath on the grave on March 31st of each year - The Anniversary of the Birth of Modern Spiritualism.
Persistence paid off!!!
Words are not sufficient to express our gratitude!

Fox Headstone Project - Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

by Marilyn Awtry on 05/07/16

It is happening folks!  The Request for Proposal went out this week.  As soon as proposals come in, we will evaluate, negotiate if necessary, and award a contract. If all goes well the NEW RE-CARVED STONE WILL BE IN PLACE SHORTLY. Watch on this blog as well as Facebook. We are so excited!!  


What better way for Spiritualist to act -- yes, honor our pioneers. They paved the way for Spiritualism of Today!

Marilyn J. Awtry
Spirit Intermediary
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