February 9, 2013
There will be a Celebration of Life for Janet Erken on Saturday, February 23rd, at the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College in north Everett.
The doors will open at 1:00PM, and the “program” will start at 2:00PM. We will try to get done before dark–about 5:00PM. We have the venue until 8:00PM for take down. I am sure some will want to visit longer than 5, but some will want to leave before 5. Whatever, just come. I want to see you.
I have a link here to a parking permit for EvCC, which you can print out and bring with you. A parking permit is not required on Saturday–you can park anywhere except Handicap areas, even Faculty parking–but it has very useful map, and simple driving directions.
This is not a funeral. It is a gathering of Janet’s friends to celebrate her life. I’ll talk a little, I will have some photos, and then I would hope that some would share stories about Janet, if you are OK with that. It is NOT required. If you have photos please bring them or email them. (Ideally full resolution digital that I can download or prints that I may keep to scan.
There will be no religious component to the celebration. Janet & I feel that is inside you. There will be a ‘moment of silence’ where I will be silently doing what I want in my head and you do whatever you wish. I want everyone comfortable. The pious and the atheists. All are welcome, and you don’t need to dress up. I won’t be. But, please feel free to dress up if you wish. Strut your stuff! I want everyone to be having a good time. We will have some light refreshments.
If you have not already, please let me know if you are coming, it will help with planning the refreshments, but don’t worry if you can’t respond. And, it is just NOT family or long time friends. Any of Janet’s friends are welcome. Students, co-workers, any friend. Please come and help me ‘Celebrate the the wonder that was Janet.’ I promise that you will find an interesting mix of people.
Hope to see you there,
PS: Oh, the campus is tobacco free.