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Catherine Ann Kelley
From the Editor -
This issue of Woodcarver Online Magazine is dedicated to the memory of Catherine Ann Kelley, my wife of over 46 years. As many of you know, Cathy passed away in early July this year at the end of a nearly six year battle with stage 4 duodenal cancer. This is a very rare cancer of the part of the intestine just past the stomach, and is typically not discovered until well advanced. Because it is so rare, there is no specific chemo protocol for this cancer; as a result, Cathy endured four different kinds of bowel cancer chemo. Each protocol would hold the cancer at bay for a while, but her cancer was relentless. We were, none the less, blessed with far more time then we have any reasonable right to expect.
Cathy was determined that illness would not define her life, and she was able to spend considerable time with our young grandchildren, watch our eldest son marry, enjoy four winters in Florida, and generally live a comfortable life, save for the final two years. Cathy often wore a nameplate necklace engraved with ENDURANCE. She was inspired in part by the incredible story of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his ship Endurance, who survived ten months on polar ice when their ship was trapped, then later crushed by ice floes. Ultimately the entire crew was rescued without loss of life; the tale of their survival is a great story and worth a read (or listen). The Shackleton family motto was By Endurance We Conquer. The version we adopted to honor Cathy is
By Endurance We Are Victors
In this issue:
- 2017 Dayton Artistry In Wood Winners Photo Galleries
- 2017 Dayton Artistry In Wood Show Report
- Santa and Friends Gallery 2018 Call For Photos
- Pete LeClair: Santa
- An Ol’ Don’s Drawing Table Hat Trick: Shoehorn, Wolf Stopper, Christmas Tree Ornament
- Update to Events, Happenings and Goings-On
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