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MORE REMEMBRANCE

Published November 7, 2019 Blog Comments
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I wanted to do a little follow up on our recent post REMEMBRANCE https://www.writemesomethingbeautiful.com/2019/10/18/the-california-poppy/ First, I want to thank those who ‘showed me the ink!’ This from my niece, Erin: Jimmy was the inspiration for my “Love” ambigram tattoo – able to be read both by me and others. Jimmy had nothing but love to […]

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THE ELGIN STAPLES STORIES

Published November 5, 2019 Blog Comments
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Introduction An article written by Colleen Peters caught my eye in the July 4, 2012 Sunday edition of the San Diego Union Tribune.  I quickly realized it was another Miracles In a Box story and strikingly similar to the one we had recently shared on Write Me Something Beautiful:   THE IWO JIMA LETTER But this […]

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REMEMBRANCE

Published October 18, 2019 Blog Comments
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My sister, Laura, and brother-in-law Anton recently spent two weeks in Solana Beach. They are the perfect guests; rent a fabulous condominium on the beach and we hang out at their place. The primary reason for their visit was to celebrate our uncle Stan’s 90th birthday.  Laura had another mission, as well. A week into […]

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HEALING AND MENDING RELATIONSHIPS BEYOND OUR BODIES AND LIFETIMES

Published October 14, 2019 Blog Comments
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Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips shared this reflection on grief and suffering after reading our postHEAL-What does that even mean?   I believe that part of our very human suffering is a confusion between healing and cure. Some kinds of healing include some forms of cure-but healing through grief is the ultimate process beyond cure. We heal […]

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Forever Fortunate…Forever in Gratitude

Published October 4, 2019 Blog Comments
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Hilary and I were watching the 6 o’clock National News Thursday evening when the phone rang. Caller ID popped up on the TV screen-so handy. It was Brittany. Hilary answered. After about 10 seconds Hilary screams “WHAT!! Casey, turn on the local news. There’s a fire in the lagoon! It’s by Jimmy’s Bench!” I fumbled […]

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ANNE LAMOTT’S TWELVE TRUTHS

Published September 15, 2019 Blog Comments
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My friend Keith Bennett, who is also the webmaster-extraordinaire for our Write Me Something Beautiful website, sent me a link to a Ted Talk by philosopher-writer, Anne Lamott.   I was not familiar with her work.  I like her!   A few days before she turned 61, Anne decided to write down everything she knew for sure […]

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A POEM FROM HEAVEN

Published September 11, 2019 Blog Comments
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A couple of weeks ago, my friend, fellow Tribe member and contributor to WMSB, Patti Johnson, sent me this YouTube Video of an incredibly beautiful poem by Jennifer Hall.   A POEM FROM HEAVEN Her words-every single one-resonated deeply and affirmatively with me.  Her poem captures much of what we’ve learned and experienced in the eleven […]

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WHY ME GOD?

Published August 14, 2019 Blog Comments
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One of my fraternity brothers-in-loss sent me this article from the May 2017 issue of Guideposts’ Mysterious Ways magazine.  I recently read it on a plane to Montana with Hilary, our daughter and her family.  I commend it to you. Thank you, Bill. [click on the link below] WHY GOD ME?  The Meaning of Suffering, […]

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BEHIND THE THUNDER

Published August 7, 2019 Blog Comments
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I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the waterand birds learn from the sky. If you want to learn about the sea, it helps to be at sea.If you want to learn about compassion,it helps to be in love. If you want to learn about healing,it helps to […]

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KERMIT WARWICK ELLISON

Published August 1, 2019 Blog Comments
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I selected this photo from 1943 as the featured image for the story of my father’s early years. https://www.writemesomethingbeautiful.com/2009/10/05/grover-cleveland-gauntt-jr-part-1/ It’s one of my favorite photos of my dad.  It was taken at Camp Roberts in Central California. The 145th Infantry Regiment was engaged in intensive training in preparation for fighting the Japanese in the South Pacific. […]

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Author Bios

Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is a retired attorney and former senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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