For over 30 years now, WAU has been doing what we do without stopping. Whether standing side by side in public with others or quietly in the background. We have grown in knowledge and purpose.
As a group and in each of our lives individually, we have moved through our Maiden and Mother years learning as we go. With most of us entering our Crone years, we have learned so much about what is and isn’t important in life. Our bonds run deep.
In this blog, you will see many aspects of our journey. We hope it gives you a greater understanding of not only WAU but of our connection as Folk.
Hail The Folk!
WAU USA Chapter-head
Never laugh at the old when they offer counsel,
Often their words are wise:
From shriveled skin, from scraggy things
That hand among the hides
And move amid the guts,
Clear words often come.
Loddfáfnismál ~ Stanza ~ 134
First off I wanted to thank you and WAU for the $100 donation you folks made for setting the headstone for Jon Cox. We finally purchased the plot in the small gold mining town of Washington in the Sierra Mountains of Northern California. We ended up getting very lucky and the county clerk that manages the cemeteries for Nevada county gave us the plot for $1000 less then the normal cost. It is a small county and he was familiar with Jon’s mother and the story behind Jon’s death so he wanted to make sure we were able to get Sandi Cox the closure she has waited over 13 years for. Your donation paid for half of the $200 we were charged for the plot.
Jon’s body was never found and his mother, Sandi, has been waiting 11 years to get some closure for her only son.
On behalf of Sandi I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the memorial ceremony that is planned for September 19, 2009. The Folks from FL CHS that donated the head stone and a few of Jon’s close friends will be coming from FL and some of Jon’s family will also be attending. If you are at all able to make it, Sandi would like to be able to meet you and to thank you in person for your generosity.
David Lynch (American Front)
We would just like to thank everyone who has donated, bought items or spread the word, you have all been fantastic and thanks to you all we have raised $2500 for this family.
On the 4th of April 2015 we presented the family with all the money and Sleipnir for baby Varro. Here is the letter we got from the baby’s mother:
“Thank you for that amazing gift for when we travel to Melbourne I found the page that you had up I read it and made me cry just like the card did on Saturday thank you so so so much means so much to us knowing we have friends/family like all of you xoxoxoxo”
and another one from the baby’s father:
I would like to thank everybody involved with the fundraiser for my sons next lot of heart surgery. That extra money now means ill be able to stay away from work the whole time he’s in hospital. Without the help of everybody involved this would have not been possible. Once again I would just like to thank you all for you kindness and let you all know how much I appreciate the help.
Alex & family