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Published March 9, 2021 Blog, first-9 Comments

Just Published! Casey Gauntt has written a new book available now on Amazon. Click Here to find out more. There is coming a time when there will be no veil. There will be no separation between us on this side of the veil and our loved ones on the other side. When the veil comes […]

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Published March 1, 2019 Casey And Friends, first-9 Comments

Casey’s Introduction:   Melinda Bay and I grew up a few houses from one another on Greenview Rd. in Itasca, Illinois.   She was a year ahead of me in school.   As I did with all of my childhood friends,  I lost touch with Melinda after my father’s death and our bailout from Itasca back […]

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I’m Christian

Published May 29, 2018 first-9, Stories, Your Stories Comments
Christian Big Bear Ski Trip

Casey’s Introduction “I’m Christian” is an incredible and touching story by Christian’s father, Christopher Ramirez, about grandfathers, fathers, sons and grandsons; the love and spiritual energy that spans generations, time and space. I’m Christian By: Christopher Ramirez On May 18, 2016, my father suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed from the nose down, […]

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Suffering Is the Only Honest Work- The First Book

Published January 11, 2016 Casey's Stories, first-9, Jimmy, Stories Comments
uffering is the only honest work

  Casey and Jimmy Gauntt wrote and published their first book in 2016.  CLICK HERE to find out more. Jimmy Gauntt—personable, brilliant Jimmy—died at age twenty-four, struck by an automobile. The promising young man’s death shattered his father Casey’s heart. And yet, in the coming months, Casey and his family would experience something amazing. Through […]

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One Suitcase

Published November 22, 2014 Casey's Stories, first-9, Stories Comments

One Suitcase By Casey Gauntt “I just can’t buy Christianity; that Jesus Christ and the religion founded upon his miraculous birth and resurrection is the only path to heaven. All I know is this—here—right now—this moment with you, this meal, this conversation. This is what I believe: When I talk to my friends Pat Nottke […]

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The Other Letter – a film by Steve Date

Published October 22, 2014 Casey And Friends, first-9, Jimmy, Your Stories Comments

On November 8, 2008, the same day Casey Gauntt received an amazing and life-changing letter from his dad, Casey’s daughter Brittany received an equally incredible note from her brother, Jimmy. This is a sequel to “The Letter”, a previous film by Steve Date.

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Dreams Guitars and Highways

Published September 12, 2014 first-9 Comments

“I’m learning to pay attention to my dreams—especially the early morning ones that are too real to dismiss as just dream.” This story begins with Casey’s dream of his three month old grandson Wyatt James and a guitar. As he chases down the strands of the dream and some very real guitars and people associated with those instruments, Casey discovers uncanny connections among too many things previously thought as purely random that have occurred over the past several years, including some rather bizarre things he has in common with his muse, James Taylor. “It’s like connecting dots and finding out they were always right where they were supposed to be.” Here is Casey’s story about dreams, babies, James, guitars, highways and way too many coincidences.

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The Fraternity

Published April 1, 2014 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, first-9, Jimmy, Stories Comments

The Fraternity By Casey Gauntt December 21, 2010 This day, forty years ago, my father took his life in his office at Case Foundation Company in a suburb of Chicago. In addition to the ones that spooled out and are described in this story, there is a whole bunch of other bizarre synchronicities that specifically […]

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How to write a beautiful condolence card to someone who has lost a child

Published March 29, 2014 Blog, first-9 Comments

How to write a beautiful condolence card to someone who has lost a child or young adult. I wish I didn’t have so much experience on this subject. As I wrote in the Condolences  story posted on the site in November 2012, our family received hundreds—maybe a thousand—cards and letters after our 24 year old son, […]

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Want To Go For A Ride?

Published September 1, 2012 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, first-9, Stories Comments

Want To Go For A Ride? By Casey Gauntt [Reverse SPOILER ALERT: Are you one of our many weekend readers spending some quality time here? If so, I’d suggest reading some previously-published stories before continuing with this story –if– you desire the “full effect.” Those would be: The Letter, McKenzie’s Field-Ole Ole Olsen, and our […]

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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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