Katherine Carter – A Tribute. 4/24/1912 – 6/17/2013

Photo by Mike Cromwell, 2006

Photo by Mike Cromwell, 2006

Our beloved Katherine Carter. Born April 24th, 1912. Passed June 17th, 2013. One amazing, independent, stubborn, huge-hearted centenarian. Photo taken 2006 (I think- can’t exactly remember the year.) She was at my family’s Christmas celebration that year. She did not go to any more Christmases outside her house after that  year. It got too hard for her. She was about 94 in this photo, give or take a year. If you could only know how many jars of canned food she cranked out after this photo was taken… every summer and fall… Oh, I could go on and on… Such a love. Beautiful Love. Missing you, Katherine. But so grateful you are now with your beloved husband, sister, and all the others who were waiting for you on the other side. Big Love to you.

Now I look at your orchids here at my house, and the christmas cactus you gave me years ago and I feel like you are here with me. And this photo… and I can still hear your voice in my head. I love you. Thank you for being the teacher whom you were, and all the great laughs and conversations over the kitchen table while you canned and cooked pie, etc. Thank you for being you. And being there. xoxoxo

Ps… you always asked me how my book sales were going, and how many books I had left to sell. Well, your minister mentioned the God book several times in his eulogy about you, and it’s started a run on the book. Plus, helped me discover that Ingram had mysteriously dropped it from distribution… a big hole in any sales opportunities. Thank you, Katherine for this gift from the other side. Did you set that up too?  ;~)  Love you!

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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