No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those closest to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
~Hermann Broch~



Thank you




"When you wake up in the morning, bend over to tie your shoes and find confetti by your feet, you know the parade has passed you by. Anyone can have rheumatism in the body, but when you get it in your soul, you might as well go pick your coffin.

Thank you, God, for invigorating gifts this half-alive Mom found one morning under those old mounds of damp confetti at her feet ready compost to help new life to grow and a pulsing little "want to" seed.

Jerry's website is fruit of the inspiration tree that sprouted from it 7 months ago... I share nourishment of it with one and all."




~ Mom's Inspiration Tree ~



~ C R E D I T S ~



~ TO ~

Humble appreciation and recognition for the existence of this website goes to you...

"For loving and believing in me without any limits... for being my unwavering source of inner strength throughout the years, and for striving with me to prove that any goal is attainable when we challenge it together."



Some folks are never strangers because from the first instant they meet, they are friends.

To Pam Garza, my closest friend of 26 years, for jeopardizing your future in order that I may have one, for your fearless protection, unwavering love, daily inspiration and morale support... "Thank you, Pam, for all that you are, and for the difference that you make in my life."

And to Pat and Robert Manley, Pam's parents,  "Thank you for embracing me into your hearts, having made me to feel that I am one of your own." 

~ To Sherry Shafer, my childhood friend... Family is more than happenstance of birth ~ family means being chosen; it is KNOWING that you are loved. "Thank you, Lil' Sister, for rushing to my side at a minute's notice from anywhere on the globe, always with a heart full of balm to ease life's pains."

Appreciation and recognition to Jim Bird, Author of the U.S.A.F. Hymn, for dedication of his most recent prose, Seven Steps, to the memory of my son... (background details here.)

"A man is not dead until he is forever forgotten... Thank you, Jim, for this timeless and unique gift of resounding compassion and honor."

And to each of you – family, friend, or stranger –
who has contacted me after visiting Jerry's site:

"Thank you for your enthusiastic encouragement and prayers. I am so glad that via his memorial site, Jerry yet is inspiring lives in a positive way. I appreciate the kindness of each phone call, card, and email. May God Bless you and yours."




Life is changed,
  not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.



"New Day"



Have you fed someone today for Free?

Page updated 10-27-09
Site Created and Maintained by:
Mom ~ October 17, 1999
©Marilyn Jeffries, Reflection of the Echo, 1974~2009


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Directory updated 07-20-08

Newest Pages
What Children Learn
The Other Side
The Face Of Christ
God and the Spider
Beholding Beyond Words

We the People

In God We Trust

Personal Tributes
Beyond Is God
Lifting & Leaning
When I Think Of Love
Blue Moon

Brothers, Part2
This Room (Johnna)
The Road Not Taken
Jerry's Significant #7
SEVEN (essay)

Military Pages
Seven Steps
Bill Of * No* Rights
The Troop Tree
Troop Names
The Freedom Truck
The One Dollar Bill
Land Of The Free
Thank you, Veterans!
Visitor From The Past

God's Marines
God and the Spider

In God We Trust

Chapel Pages
Freedom Chapel
Memorial Candles
Close Your Eyes
Only A Dream?
The Journey
In The End
Safely Home

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Holiday Pages
Memorial Day
Veterans Day
4th of July
1 - 2 - 3
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Fathers Day
1 - 2

Author Tributes
In the End, by Steven Manchester (Chapel)
God and the Spider, by Mark Phillips (Chapel)
The Journey,
by Tom Krause (Inspiration)
Who Are You?, by Terri McPherson (Inspiration
 Beholding Beyond Words,
by Jerry Calo (Military)
The Other Side,
by Dianna Doles Petry (Inspiration)

Art Tributes
Face Of Christ,
by Joe Castillo
Spirit Calling,
by Jonathon Bowser
On Eagle's Wings,
by Gail Gastfield
Shadow Rapids,
by Jonathon Bowser
Phantom of the Falls,
by Jonathon Bowser
Mystic Passage,
by Jonathon Bowser

Try to be UGLY
Step UP!
God Laughs Too

Misc. Pages
Site Directory
Native American Roots

Site Awards
Global Awards

Stories & Poems 
Mail From *YOU* 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8


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