Dear Family and Friends: It was with conflicted emotions that Martina and I made the decision to move on April 26 from Eco House One at the Sustainable Living Center in Hampton to a small, one bedroom apartment in Gainesville, walkable to stores, close to medical facilities, social services and the other amenities of a progressive, university town.
We will sadly miss the community of venerable pecan trees, majestic oaks, stately pines along with all the other life-enhancing fora and fauna -- and our fellow humans -- that we have shared this sacred land with us over these past 7 years. But, at 89 and 79 ages -- even though in relatively good health -- we know that it is the right decision at this time.
We have always moved with a UHaul It and the assistance of strong-backed friends. We concluded that now it was time for a professional mover. But, yesterday, a combination of younger and older strong-back friends pretty much got the job done.. We cancelled 'Two Men and a Truck.' Thank you so much for giving up your Saturday and keeping our "streak" alive.
We do hope that this will be our last move -- too emotional, physical, mental and even spiritually demanding. Even though we will be residents of a "retirement community," we do not consider it as such for us. We plan to stay engaged with the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice and with the Trident To Life campaign to the extent that we can. Retirement for us will come at its own bidding.
We have discouraged family and friends from traveling here to help because of the "carbon footprint," the expenses and personal inconveniences involved for them. Nonetheless, donations have arrived vicariously. We very much appreciate such kindnesses and as much as we miss seeing them, their generosity does indeed fill a need for us at this time.
We take this opportunity to thank all who have encouraged and supported us over these many years of organizing and activism for a more just and peaceful society. We hope that along with many others, we have moved the needle a little bit in that direction in the spirit of the words of the Earth Charter: IV;16, f Recognize that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth,and the larger whole of which all are a part.
Stay well and come by for a visit at any time. . Love and hugs all around
Martina and John X
Linnehan updated contact info
Contact info: (Delete landline # 352-468-1755)
Same as always
-- moving from: FCPJ/Sustainable Living Center,10665 SW 89th Ave, Hampton, FL 32044
to: Millhopper Pines Retirement Community, 1925 NW 43rd St, Apt. 27 E, Gainesville, FL 32605, effective Apr. 26th .
"For The Earth"