Saturday, March 07, 2009

In Long Beach, Prayers for Dr. Kay

Last night in Long Beach our Cambodian family honored Dr. Kathryn Susott with prayers in English and Khmer, Christian and Buddhist, and incense and stories of love and gratitude. Some of them knew Mom since they first arrived in the USA in 1980. I came away with a deep sense of peace, and also a pocketful of cash, a Cambodian custom which helps me as I embark on the Flying Doctors mission to the orphanage and refugee camps in the Dominican Republic on the Haiti border. Aloha, daniel 7 March 2009 Dad's birthday today

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Daniel Susott, his mom, Emerald Starr, Lori,

Mom wanted to give Emerald her Emerald ring. she presided over the
ceremony. Lori in the background...
Daniel Susott, his mom, Emerald Starr, Lori, 5 Oct 2008. Photo by John Furber.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Judge Tomar Mason and Kathryn Susott

Judge Tomar Mason and Kathryn Susott, MD, in their last visit in Carmel

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mom died sometime last night/this morning

Dear Family of Beloved Friends:

Mom died sometime last night/this morning. I am in Berkeley. I am trying to arrange for a post-mortem examination (autopsy) and will be going to Monterey now. She is in the morgue now and I am told i will be able to see her to say my last goodbyes and to offer some Buddhist and Christian prayers. She was looking forward to a visit this morning from some of the Cambodian doctors and their families, who love and respect her.

I sincerely appreciate your support in these recent difficult months and weeks, days and hours.

Her final days were spent in gratitude for having had such a long life in which she felt so blessed. we often spoke about how lucky we were to have had each other for so many happy years, neither of us having died when we had the opportunity, she with cancer at age 60 and me in the tsunami of 2004. she was the best mother i can imagine, and always told me how proud she was of me trying to help people, as she had showed me by example. she was the personification of Kindness, an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.

I hope Mom's now with Dad and her brothers and parents and all those who have passed on before, and knowing that she will always be in our hearts as a loving Angel,

with sadness and fond aloha, Daniel

15 February, 2009

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Friday, June 20, 2008

my favorite photos this week

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bethany Yarrow and fans!

Daniel and his Mom, Dr. Kathryn Susott, with Bethany Yarrow and HER Mom in
Berkeley for the launch of the US tour of "Bethany and Rufus"! September 11, 2007
Also present: baby Valentina, Tia Esperanza, And Jonathan Mendozo-Sosa.
Bethany is the daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary, now a star
in her own right!

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