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Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse= Coronavirus?

Published March 29, 2020 Blog, Stories Comments

There is no longer a sequel in the works and Michael Keaton, at least as of now, has yet to come down with the Coronavirus (unlike his contemporary Tom Hanks, who always seems to get the part). Hollywood, we are told, is shut down and sheltering in place. But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel […]

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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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Published July 29, 2017 Blog, Stories Comments

Introduction.   I’ve written a lot about my mother, Barbara Jane Case Gauntt, aka Barb, in other stories posted on Write Me Something Beautiful. She is featured in  Class of 1939,   One Suitcase, and Happy Birthday Barb. She also appears in Vern Case, I Saw Her Standing There and Grover C. Gauntt, Jr.-The Early Years.   I began working […]

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Published August 8, 2016 Blog, Casey And Friends, Stories Comments

  “You’re finding pennies aren’t you?” A few months after we lost our son Jimmy, my wife Hilary, Jimmy’s older sister, Brittany, and I went to see Tarra. Tarra is a medium and was recommended to us as “the real deal” by another family who had also lost a son.  A couple of years later […]

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Published June 5, 2016 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments

I found a newspaper clipping tucked deep in a very worn and beat up leather bound book titled  An American Bible, written by Elbert Green Hubbard and edited by his wife, Alice.  This 1912 anthology cradles the biographies of some of this country’s most influential citizens of the time—if not all time in my humble […]

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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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How to write a beautiful condolence card to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide

Published July 26, 2015 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Stories, Uncategorized Comments

How to write a beautiful condolence card to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide By Casey Gauntt Unfortunately I also have personal experience with this most challenging task. When I was twenty years old my father, Grover Cleveland Gauntt, Jr., the strongest man I knew, died by suicide sometime in the evening […]

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Free Fall

Published January 5, 2015 Casey's Stories, Stories, Uncategorized Comments

(Reverse Spoiler Alert: Please read first The Letter, Living Large and Gravity) Free Fall By Casey Gauntt Late December, 1970 My memory of the next couple of weeks is mostly shrouded in fog punctuated with a few lucid moments of predominantly pain and grief laced with surrealism. The two rocks of my life flew in […]

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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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Let It Be – The Video

Published November 17, 2014 Jimmy, Stories, Your Stories Comments

Casey, Brittany and her husband, Ryan Kirby, sat down in front of my camera and told stories about Jimmy.

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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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