Memorial For Herman Baar:

 

   Linda Post and Wendy Post Moreton

Linda and Wendy  started the ceremony off  with a poem of remembrance from the Jewish Book of Prayer:

In the rising of the sun and its going down,
We Remember Them.

In the bowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
We Remember Them.

In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring.
We Remember Them.

In the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer,
We Remember Them.

In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn.
We Remember Them.

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We Remember Them.

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We Remember Them.

When we are lost and sick of heart,
We Remember Them.

When we have joys and special celebrations we yearn to share,
We Remember Them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make,

 We remember them.

When we have achievements that are based on theirs, 

We remember Them

So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are part of us.
We Remember Them.

 

Then we all recited the 23rd psalm, people got up and spoke about personal Herman experiences;  we sang "U for United followed by "Smile Pardner", "Once in every lifetime" followed by the Kaddish- the hebrew prayer for the dead. It was transliterated for everyone to be able to follow. Then the ceremony closed singing "That's all there is", followed by Wendy and Linda scattering handfuls of Herman's ashes at the steps of the old music house and then other people followed suit till the urn they had brought was empty. We dispersed - some to waterfront, some to main house.