Sunday, January 6, 2019

Announcement for Jen's Memorial Service

Jen's memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th at 12pm at Placerita Canyon State Park.  The address is 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall, CA 91321.  Everyone is welcome.  If you know someone that would be interested in attending but may not be following this blog, please spread the word.

The park is outdoors and dress will be casual.  The  memorial service will be held in one of the picnic areas that we have reserved and there will be lunch following for those who wish to hang out a little.

I realize that this is on a weekday and may be difficult for many to attend and if you are unable I understand.  This location is a public park though and it tends to get crowded on weekends.  Due to the fact that it is outdoors, the memorial will also be weather dependent.  Once we get to the 7 day forecast, I should know whether or not we will need to delay the service for a week.

Please - no flowers.  I will post some links before the service where donations can be made in Jen's name.

Jen and I had many talks over the years as to her final wishes.  Jen wanted to have a party to celebrate her life. As I knew it would be too difficult for me to do so soon, we agreed that there would be a memorial service soon after her passing and the party would be done within the first year.  Jen chose Placerita Canyon because it was everything she loved about living out here.  Jen and I used to hike one of the trails there semi regularly for many years.  As to the party - Jen's birthday this year falls on a Saturday.  I can't think of a more appropriate time to celebrate her life.  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, August 31, 2019.

I thought I should re-post 4 photos from this blog.  These were taken in 2015 while Jen & I were hiking in Placerita Canyon.