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Welcome to the memorial page for Laura Hershey.

It is important to have a place for memories of Laura and to post our favorite pictures. All of us knew Laura in many different ways. This is a place to write, read, and reminisce about how Laura impacted our lives.  Pictures can only be uploaded through me at radrobins@cripcommentary.com. To post, register and log in and then, after getting your password, go to the left side and click “Posts”. Enjoy…

7 Comments on “Welcome to the memorial page for Laura Hershey.”

  1. #1 Tom Emmons
    on Dec 1st, 2010 at 10:30 am

    My many memories go back to the first day Laura was hired at H.A.I.L.; but the memory of true personal friendship that she blessed me with and that I will carry with me always was on the day of my son’s funeral more than 7 years ago. When at the last minute I found myself unable to speak, Laura spoke for me. Laura spoke for many of us many times.
    I love you Laura.

  2. #2 Ozzie
    on Dec 1st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I understand the lost to this community, I too am creative person that is always challenged, life is difficult with systems in and out of systems. Ive feel that lately Ive been bullied to do certain things that I know are hard, by one person or another. I think its easy for people to tell other people what to do especially if they are not in acute pain. I did not have the pleasure of knowing this woman but thank her and all who continue to fight the good fight.

  3. #3 susan.blumberg
    on Dec 1st, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Laura was a supportive presence all the years I’ve known her – approximately 14 years. We’ve attended conferences and meetings together but I’ve felt much closer to her since Shannon came into her life. We have mostly corresponded online, but her presence was always a positive one. I read and admired her work for years, and will always think of her as a true hero, a wonderful person and a great mom.

  4. #4 Lynne
    on Dec 9th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    In profound gratitude, friendship and solidarity I send my love to all who are sharing their thoughts, photos, art and memories about Laura.
    I just discovered this site today and am deeply moved and sustained by it.
    Love to all the Hershey/Stephens clan, and the entire vast community.

    Love and kisses,

  5. #5 dlbeckm
    on Dec 10th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Dearest Laura,
    With sorrow I became aware of your passing. You touched my heart, you were an inspiration, and I am honored that you were in my life. Your poetry came from your soul, making us think, ponder and ache to make a difference. The sky is brighter for the star you added to the sky with your passing. Our lives are both poorer with your passing and heavier with the sorrow. Rest my friend and Thank for the joy you brought to my life

  6. #6 Jennifer
    on Dec 14th, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    May light shine on. Thank you for all your many contributions, you helped us all have just one more fantastic reason to get up every morning, breathe in the love and joy you brought to the world.

  7. #7 Cheryl Marie Wade
    on Jan 18th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Bon voyage, dear Laura, a woman of substance and grace. I will treasure in memory always one exquisite afternoon we two heavy duty gimp women passionate about words sat on a Santa Monica beach listening, watching, living deeply in the moment together. Thank you for your articulate rage, your relentless dedication, and your gutsy poetic life. To each of your loved ones, I send my loving regards.
    Cheryl Marie Wade

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