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December 17, 2017

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December 29, 2008
I could never imagine climbing a mountain. As a Girl Scout, I wasn't much into hiking.

However, as someone with disabilities, who thrives on sharing life stories through my poetry, I know how it feels to know when you have truly inspired someone. Most of these people, you never meet in person. Yet the few that you do, will be remembered for a lifetime.

From my poem "Anything Is Possible" come these words, "...Be the first in your family to travel the world! Go anywhere and be anything you've ever believed in your heart! For in our dreams, anything is possible!" I wrote this poem in May of 2007.
March 17, 2008
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January 22, 2008
I would wish to share a very personal remembrance with all of 'Sir Ed's' family and many, many friends around this world!

You see, I was born into a world where the conquering of Mt. Everest was still fresh and as incomprehensible to a wondering humanity as was the lunar landing of sixteen years hence.

'Sir Ed' and Tenzing Norgay were it's greatest and most renowned heroes.

Fast-forward twenty plus years...I met 'Sir Ed' in November of 1973 at his appearance in a lecture given in 'Cutting Hall'...located in Palatine, Illinois.

His gracious autograph is among the very most cherished 'keepsakes' of my own life...but even more so...I remember him for his unbeleivably inspiring words, his contagiously 'folksy' demeanor and wonderfully genuine...yet warm, gentle and humourously self-deprecating wit and humor...for his kindly attention and the generous amount of time he extended to greet...to shake hands and to talk on an individual basis while sharing some refreshments...with those who wished to meet him...just following the conclusion of his presentation.

The MAIN focal point of 'Sir Ed's' presentation could not have made a greater impression upon his audience...for it was NOT at all about 'himself'...it was about his WORK...his efforts to help others whom in the course of his travels and exploits...he had discovered had some very great needs!!!

...What a vigorous, vital and LASTING impression this GREAT MAN had made! To me personally...(and I know that I join with many, MANY others spanning the entire breadth of this world who must share this identical sentiment)...he will ALWAYS remain..on a deeply personal basis...the greatest explorer who has ever lived!

But it is NOT for his accomplishments that he will be held forever to be a man of such stature (fully and truly deserved as they are)...but rather for his supreme, unspoiled HUMANITY...his astonishing and natural humility...even more astonishingly that he NEVER allowed his accomplishments to alter his personality or to in any way adversely-affect his ego!

Here, truly...if it can EVER be claimed..was the GENUINE...the truly worthy hero of his times...and perhaps of any time!

May God's grace rest you from a long and active life in humanity's service, Sir Ed and may he shower you with his blessings...the greatest of all, perhaps...being a re-unification wih your dear Wife and Daughter!

May you and Tenzing be loved, revered and remembered for your gift and legacy of great inspiraton and hope to this world's people...many long ages after the great mountain you both so bravely conquered has been worn to (its) inevitable stature of becoming a mere foothill!
January 14, 2008
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