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Dear Val,
Am so happy to hear your mother is better - life is so beautiful and never
ever long enough - i think even if we had to live for then thousand years
it still wouldn't be long enough, there is just too much beauty to take in
- we need eternity to enjoy all the beauty of life. I've read your
mother's poetry some time ago - not sure I ever told you how impressed I
was :) please tell her for me, I especially enjoyed her poem that was
placed on facebook 'south Floridas children' :)

Sorry I haven't been active on the List, I'm enjoying our little baby boy
- but hopefully I'll be back real soon, have just started to re-organize
my work. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Val, I never got round to
writing to you - but you were in my prayers.

Sending love to you and your beautiful family,
maria

> Val,
> I've always known that you have wonderful parents and it's been evident
> through the years how much they care for you.  In turn, that means
> caring for the deaf throughout the world as you continue to do so.   I'm
> sorry to hear about what your mother and your family has gone through
> this past week and, indeed, it is wonderful that she has pulled out of it.
>
> Hoping for the best for you and your family,
> Bill
>
>
> On 3/24/2011 12:32 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> March 24, 2011
>>
>> Hello SignWriting List!
>>
>> It has been a long time since I have posted to the SignWriting List. But
>> I am back, and the List will become active again.
>>
>> My family has some good news yesterday. On March 8th, my 91-year-old
>> mother had a stroke, and then a week later, a second stroke, and with
>> good reason, the doctors were concerned and talked about end-of-life
>> issues. But after 8 days in a coma-like state, yesterday, miraculously,
>> my mother revived and started talking and talking and talking...like her
>> old self!
>>
>> So we are rejoicing today!
>>
>> I am sure you all know that SignWriting has been made possible partly
>> because of my wonderful large family. Several members of our family have
>> helped with fund raising, grant writing and so forth. Without our family
>> support, I cannot imagine how I could have raised the financing
>> alone...Our non-profit organization, the Center for Sutton Movement
>> Writing, does support a small staff that struggles to make a living,
>> working on software and SignWriting books and publications, so funding
>> is needed on an on-going basis. We began in 1974. SignWriting is now 37
>> years old.
>>
>> I am grateful for the opportunity to write sign languages and to have
>> the support to do it...and my mother, Doris Sutton, has been one of
>> SignWriting's strongest helpers. She worked on fund raising for years,
>> in the 1980's.
>>
>> To give you an example, years ago, Doris found ongoing funding for our
>> non-profit organization from a small private foundation in southern
>> Califormia, to pay for all our internet costs... As you can see in the
>> listing below, there are quite a number of web sites related to
>> SignWriting on our server, and the annual fees to keep the server up and
>> running are paid for all these years, thanks to the funding Doris found
>> for us.
>>
>> Our SignWriting server, hosted by DeafVision, includes
>> SignWriting-related web sites designed by different webmasters in the
>> US, Germany, Honduras and Norway. All sites are related to SignWriting
>> or Sutton Movement Writing in some way:
>>
>>
>> 1. SignWriting Site
>> Read&  Write Sign Languages
>> Webmaster Valerie Sutton
>> http://www.SignWriting.org
>>
>> 2. SignBank Site
>> Sign Language Databases
>> Webmaster Valerie Sutton
>> http://www.SignBank.org
>>
>> 3. SignPuddle Site
>> Create SignWriting Documents Online
>> Webmaster Steve Slevinski
>> http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle
>>
>> 4. GebaerdenSchrift Site
>> SignWriting Site from Germany
>> Webmaster Stefan Woehrmann
>> http://www.gebaerdenschrift.de
>>
>> 5. SignWriter Studio Site
>> for SignWriting Studio Software
>> Webmaster Jonathan Duncan
>> http://www.signwriterstudio.com/
>>
>> 6. FrostVillage Site
>> ASL FrostVillage Blog in SignWriting
>> Webmaster: Adam Frost
>> http://frostvillage.com/blog/lang/ase/
>>
>> 7. SignWriting Image Server (SWIS)
>> Open Standards of SignWriting
>> Webmaster Steve Slevinski
>> http://www.signbank.org/swis/
>>
>> 8. ISWA 2010 HTML Reference Guide
>> International SignWriting Alphabet 2010
>> Webmaster Steve Slevinski
>> http://www.signbank.org/iswa/
>>
>> 9. SignWriting Wiki
>> Wiki-style Articles in Sign Languages
>> Webmaster Steve Slevinski
>> http://www.signbank.org/wiki
>>
>> 10. Binary SignWriting (BSW)
>> SignWriting Script Encoding Model
>> Webmaster Steve Slevinski
>> http://www.signbank.org/bsw/
>>
>> 11. TegnSkrift Site (under construction)
>> SignWriting Site from Norway
>> Webmaster: Ingvild Roald
>>
>> 12. DanceWriting Site
>> Read&  Write Dance Movement
>> Webmaster Valerie Sutton
>> http://www.DanceWriting.org
>>
>> 13. MovementWriting Site
>> Read&  Write All Body Movement
>> Webmaster Valerie Sutton
>> http://www.MovementWriting.org
>>
>> 14. SymbolBank Site
>> Symbol Archive for the International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA)
>> Webmaster Valerie Sutton
>> www.MovementWriting.org/symbolbank
>>
>> and some family sites...
>>
>> 15. The SoulSite
>> Spiritual Poetry by Doris Sutton
>> http://www.SoulSite.com
>>
>> 16. Paul Sutton, Composer, Physicist
>> Beautiful Love Songs CD
>> http://www.PaulMSutton.org
>>
>> 17. La Jolla's Legendary Couple
>> Paul&  Doris Sutton Age 89&  91
>> http://www.LegendaryCouple.org
>>
>> 18. World Medicine&  Ethiopian Journal
>> Pamela Sutton, MD. Palliative Care
>> http://www.PamelaSuttonMD.org
>>
>> 19. A Global Writing System for a Global Age
>> Autobiography, Inventor Sutton Movement Writing
>> http://www.ValerieSutton.org
>>
>>
>> More SignWriting-related postings are coming...
>>
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>> Valerie Sutton
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