In secret, behind locked gates, our Nation's Oldest City dumped a landfill in a lake (Old City Reservoir), while emitting sewage in our rivers and salt marsh. Organized citizens exposed and defeated pollution, racism and cronyism. We elected a new Mayor. We're transforming our City -- advanced citizenship. Ask questions. Make disclosures. Demand answers. Be involved. Expect democracy. Report and expose corruption. Smile! Help enact a St. Augustine National Park and Seashore. We shall overcome!
Friday, January 13, 2012
ROBIN NADEAU CELEBRATION OF LIFE ON JANUARY 23, 2011
Sue Nadeau asked me to forward information concerning arrangements for Robin's memorial service. Stephen and Sue also want to thank everyone for your kind messages and have come to realize how respected and loved Robin is by so many of her friends.
A mass will be celebrated for Robin at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A S, St. Augustine Beach, FL., 32080 at 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 23rd.
Following the ceremony, at 10:30 a.m., all are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" at Amici's Italian Restaurant, 1915 A1A S (corner of SR 312 & A1A S), St. Augustine, 32080. We will all have an opportunity to remember a remarkable lady whose grace and charm captivated whomever she met. This will also be a great time to share memories, stories, photos, and memorabilia.
Robin is so very popular, and many friends have already expressed their condolences. However, Sue has no idea how many people will be coming to Amici's after Church. To give the family a general idea of how many will be attending, we would appreciate it if you would call the Democratic Office at 825-2336 or e-mail us so that we can give Sue an estimate by Monday afternoon.
Sue gathered the many folders containing Robin's letters, memos, and notes, and came across one that expresses "Robin's wish to be remembered with love, understanding, and humor." Oh, how Robin emanated those traits throughout her lifetime as an activist for so many causes!
Her family wants so much to show their gratitude to her many friends and to allow Robin's memory to be cherished. Because of Robin's involvement in so many organizations and her love of the environment, Florida's flowers, and work with the beautification society, donations in Robin's memory can be made to the City of St. Augustine Beach Tree Fund. Checks may be sent to St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A s, St. augustine, FL 32080.
In Caren Goldman's book, Restoring Life's Missing Pieces, she cites an excerpt from Ray Bradury's novel Farenheit 451 that approriately applies to our Robin,
"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies. . . . A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there."