Monday, November 18, 2019

RIP Mansourkhan

Omid's dad passed away this morning in Nashville. He was 87 years old. 

I will remember the way he said Hello (Hallow!), his black French beret hat, his love of red wine and how he requested that we keep romaine lettuce on hand for him to feed Remy when he visited. I know Remy is eating a lot of romaine lettuce tonight in Heaven. 

1968 wedding photo

At Arezou & Evan's wedding

The famous French beret

Together in Heaven drinking red wine & good Scotch

Cheers in Heaven, Mansourkhan!
Until we see you again. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019


I went to a memorial service yesterday for one of the nicest people on earth, Dan Beeler.

Dan was my dear friend Fay's husband (49+ years!). The testament to how many lives he touched: There were well over 300 people in the room.  Also of note: it was the most beautiful service I've ever attended. Definitely the blueprint of how a Celebration of Life should be.

As you know, I'm a big believer in signs (11:11, songs, etc). My dad and Remy regularly answer me with both. Just yesterday at the service I received a sign that I asked for.

I usually talk to my dad and Remy when I'm in my car. I have their Soulbursts glass hanging from my rearview mirror so I always have a part of them with me. Friday night was no different.

I told my dad to say hi to Dan for me.  I told him that I was going to attend Dan's service the next morning and would love a sign that they are together.

At Saturday's celebration, Dan's daughter was speaking at the podium. Someone's cell phone started ringing.

I looked around to see who it was and saw several people checking the ringers on their phones to make sure it wasn't them.

My eye caught the phone of a woman seated next to me and I saw the time read 11:11 a.m. That was the sign I asked for! That was Dan!!

I showed my friend Sandy the time on my watch. She totally understood what I showed her. Sandy's listened to countless stories of signs from my dad and Remy when we worked together.

My heart was so happy!

Thanks for the sign Dad and Dan! 🧡🧡🧡