“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
This was one of the saddest weekends of my life. I had to put down my most beautiful 19-year-old kitty, Derick, aka “Mommy’s Little Heart.” The poor thing had kidney failure and this past week was spent in and out of the vet and animal hospital.
We learn a lot from our pets, and one thing Derick taught me was strength. The little critter was typical of the phrase “a cat has nine lives” as throughout the years, no matter what, he just wouldn’t give up. From allergies to thyroid issues and finally kidney failure, little Derick was on my lap as I worked at home running Pear Tree. My husband often referred to him as my “secretary.”
And after 19 healthy, happy years, Derick declined suddenly and I said my last words to my baby. May he rest in peace, at the Rainbow Bridge — until our souls meet again.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, typing, public speaking/lectures) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.
Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).
And check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Or find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-In.
“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X
“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1:30 p.m. North Haledon Library, North Haledon, New Jersey. Free to public.
“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of John Lennon” Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m. Boonton Library, Boonton, New Jersey. Free to public.
Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your library, JCC, rotary club, or senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.
Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90 day policy.
“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (Free if I can sell books)
“Love Cats” (Free if I can sell books)
“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”
“Trends from the 1970s”
“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)
“History of Motown Music” (music optional)
“Italian Food, Family and Community” (music optional)
“Learn and Listen Series”
“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Carol Erickson)
“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” (with Ruben Castillo)
“The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” (with Stephen Fuller)
“The Life and Music of David Bowie” (with Keith Beck)
“The Life and Music of John Lennon” (with Keith Beck)
Health Conscious Foodies
(Note: Limited to 20 people)
“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)
“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)
“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)
“Benefits of Butter, Fats and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)
“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)
“History of Valentine’s Day”
“Black History Month”
“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (singer optional)
“Origin of April Fool’s Day”
“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”
“This is Halloween”
“Thanksgiving Fun Facts”
“Holidays around the World”
“History of Santa Claus”
“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”
“Remembering Our Pets”
What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!
Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.
If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can do research free of charge.
Over 50 Modeling
Why not? Please check out my page on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mystuff/manage_photos
So cool to still be doing this at 52 years of age!
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