Book of Memories for Stubbs "Little Mama" Myers Book of Memories for Stubbs "Little Mama" Myers Recent updates for the Book of Memories Frontrunner Professional Book of Memories V4 en-gb Condolence From Nobe Condolences Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:42:55 EST Condolence From Tracey Condolences Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:40:45 EST Condolence From Kleinboy neeedd.]]> Condolences Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:56:42 EST Condolence From Riko putrice of the Apple Store memorial at Village Pointe in the upcoming release of our school's newspaper. We are contacting you for your permission to use this photo. Feel free to e-mail us at the address provided.Thank you,Bennington Journalism]]> Condolences Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:54:30 EST Condolence From Zaskiaa Condolences Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:05:46 EST Condolence From Yekini Condolences Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:03:50 EST Condolence From Yusuf antoher for granted and need to learn to uplift others in our lives. You never know when that encouraging word will make the difference in someone's day or even in their decision to keep pushing forward. Great post.]]> Condolences Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:12:23 EST Condolence From Rezpector treval lifestyle, like yours and mine, getting away from the stress of the day to day grind, living simpler, evolves into a healthier life style.Seems like a natural evolution doesn't it.]]> Condolences Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:10:00 EST Condolence From Sohail Condolences Sun, 15 Nov 2015 01:27:41 EST Condolence From Mohamed Condolences Sun, 15 Nov 2015 01:14:57 EST Condolence From Bertha Condolences Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:44:21 EDT Condolence From Hellen treavl lifestyle, like yours and mine, getting away from the stress of the day to day grind, living simpler, evolves into a healthier life style.Seems like a natural evolution doesn't it.]]> Condolences Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:40:04 EDT Condolence From Sare Condolences Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:22:13 EDT Condolence From Max thnigs done, however, some of the thnigs that need to be done may seem insignificant, but will help all Veterans and Disabled Veterans. The inconsistency in claims, the erroneous decisions that are made, what the Army and the VA does to Soldiers/Veterans, especially to Army Reservists is to me criminal . I call what they do to us Theft by Taking . There is no other way to describe it. They systematically deny, deny, deny and just expect us to go away, but that's not going to happen. Once these problems are fixed I know that the problems will take care of a lot of thnigs Soldiers and Veterans are fighting for and will make the claims process a lot easier. These thnigs, like the VA Medical Side not having access to the Veterans Medical Records over in the VA Benefits building not more than a couple hundred yards away. That is a definite problem. The VA was not paying travel expenses in a pretty devious way and it cost Veterans a lot of money. This problem needs to be fixed and for those that didn't get travel for medical appointments at the VA Hospital, what happened to the money? That money was allocated for Veterans to travel to and from VA Hospital and a lot of people didn't know they were supposed to get it and the VA was ripping off the Veteran and I have contacted the VA IG just this past week, but it is definitely something that needs to be fixed. The claims process is one I am taking on big time. The inequities and illogical decisions in the claims evaluation needs to change and I am going to change it. I could use some help, but there are thnigs that affect each and every Veteran and once changed will make thnigs a lot easier for Veterans to get what they are entitled to. I have been successful in two areas as far as claim review, but I still think it needs to go farther. It is a start, but need some oomph behind my efforts and I think it will benefit all Veterans, which is a very important goal for me, as well as to get my claims fixed. I am already at 100%, but there are a lot of other thnigs that are still messed up that I will be fixing for the benefit of all. It's all about taking care of Soldiers and Veterans. That's what needs to be done and that's what I fully plan to do. Once the problems are fixed, it will be a lot easier to adjudicate claims. Thanks for all you do!!! Very Respectfully, Dave]]> Condolences Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:20:09 EDT Condolence From Robert Condolences Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:47:39 EDT Story shared: Legends of the Stubbs- The Morning of the Weasel

Some cats hear their own inner voices with great clearness. 
And they live by what they hear.
Such cats become crazy, or they become legends...

Stubbs was born in the moon of the falling leaves. lt was a terrible winter. 
Her mother almost died bringing her into this world.
They wrapped her in a bear skin and held her all through that night.
As she grew into a cat, she learned the joy of the kill.
When the hunter claws out its warm heart...setting its spirit free.
The Myers family had many cats, but Stubbs was one of their favorites.
Every warrior hopes a good death will find him.
But Stubbs couldn't wait. She went looking for hers...

The scene opens.
Stubbs, prowling in the night. She cautiously moves toward a small cave.
With every step, the snoring from the cave gets louder and louder.
She reaches out her paw.
As the body of the beast rises and falls with every breath,
just to touch it and prove her bravery. As she lays her paw on his thick coat, pressing deep, 
the beast roars awake, it was a weasel! The weasel strikes first knocking Stubbs back.
Then, with her signature lightning fast strike, she smacks him.
The weasel, stuned and staggering, stumbles away.
"Stubbs! Stubbs!"
"Was it a weasel?"
"Can you breathe?"
"Move your paw away, take it away!"
"Ugh aww, now girl, you are a stupid, half-brained jackbutt, did ya' know that?"
"David put you up to this? God knows how you've lived so long.
It will be alright, girl."
One year, I think it was 2001, l am an old man, l cannot remember the year, but it was the moon of the red grass.
Stubbs left the Myers home and lived in the ever expanding wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
l think it was the weasel's voice she heard deep inside her, growling low, from dark, secret places.
I have these letters...many letters. Read them.
They are from all of them, the whole family, the whole story. It is all written here.

January 13
Dear Stubbs,
lt has been months now and still no word.
The only sign we have that you are still alive is a tattered parcel that arrived today from Negaunee.
Covered in strange paw prints and containing what appears to be a dead mouse.
Meant for me, l presume. But perhaps not.
Do you still care to know what is happening here?
Logging prices continue to fall and winter seems never ending.
Why don't you write? Are you never coming back, and afraid to tell me?
Or is it because you're a cat and you don't have opposable thumbs?
David continues to do well.
He wants us to send Lucy away to obedience school, but she adamantly refuses to leave the ranch.
l think she, too, is waiting for you. Stubbs, l have nowhere to send this letter
and l have no reason to believe you wish to receive it. l write it only for myself.
I'll hide it away with all the other things left unsaid and undone between us.
March 4
Dear Myers Family,
l have become a hunter.
Tell Bret there are creatures here that cannot even be found in books.
And l have killed them all.

...and after that. Stubbs sent no more letters.
As the months passed by, they would hear someone had seen her on a ship,
going up some river no kitty cat had gone up before. Stories came to them. Strange stories.
And then for months there was nothing. She was lost to them. That was all they knew.
But every month in the moon of the falling leaves,
they would dream that the weasel's voice inside her had grown silent,
and that Stubbs might again come to live in the world.
But then the winter came, and then spring, and still she stayed away.

"Dave! Bret! Stubbs seems to have cornered something behind the piano, it might be a weasel.
Stubbs's weasel?"

"You take him, Stubbs?"

"You're darn right l will."

l don 't know why Stubbs didn't kill that old weasel right then.
They say when a cat and a weasel have spilled each other's blood, they become one.
With the weasel caught, we spent the rest of the morning fashioning a terrarium out of an old fish tank.
The weasel looked very dapper, a dark brown coat and a white under belly with a marking
that resembled a bow-tie right at the bottom of its throat.
Once the terrarium was completed to our high standereds, we placed the weasel gently inside.
One hour later the weasel was dead. As it turns out the bow-tie wasn't a marking at all.
It was a deep puncture wound from that mornings initial encounter with Stubbs.
How much l wanted to take a pelt, but it was not my kill. That night we buried the body.
We dumped the terrarium in a deep pool in upper Munising.
l remember when they told me how old she was. l thought Stubbs would never live to be as old as she did.
l was wrong about that. l was wrong about many things.
But she had her honor and a long life, and she saw her kittens grow and raise their own families.
Stubbs will be forever missed by everyone who knew her and her heavy little feet.

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Story shared: Seamus's Touch

Stubbs lived with us during the summer of 2011 while Bret was in California. During her stay, Seamus's only goal was to touch her. As the photograph proves, he was successful. However, he did not walk away from the encounter unscathed. Despite her swift punishment, Seamus could not have been happier. It was well the worth the risk.  

She slept with me every night and she would let me know when it was time for bed. Preston, Lucy, Seamus, Cillian and I were all sad when Stubbs moved out. She was the best roommate and sleeping companion. 

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