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)
Ian & I want thank you all for your kindness. I love the locket and the frame please tell all the ladies I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Enclosed are some pictures of Ian and his new bike he was so surprised at 6yrs old. He still believes in Santa Claus. I hope there is someway you can share the pictures with the girls.
Again we both thank you and send love. I especially want to thank you Jules for all the letters of encouragement you send. Again we both thank you and send our love Kathleen and Ian.”
I just wanted to send WAU a special thanks for making this holiday season so special for the kids! The boys were so excited when they woke up Christmas morning. They were so happy when they saw that they both received bikes. It was pouring yesterday. They were a bit upset that I wouldn’t let them ride the bikes in the rain. They tried riding them in the house, but that didn’t go over to well.
Aryana loves her princess kitchen. She played with that for over an hour before she would open anything else. She kept telling me, “I’m busy I do it later!” She just loves it! It was the perfect gift for her! Thank you!!
When I was trying to put her to bed last night, we couldn’t find her! I was looking all over for her. I knew she hadn’t gone outside. I had the feeling that someone was watching me. All of a sudden I heard her toys in her little kitchen move. I saw eyes looking back at me through the oven glass. She took the rack out of the oven and climbed in. She wasn’t done cooking yet. She was in the oven with a plate of cookies that I had made earlier. LOL I wish my oldest daughter hadn’t taken my camera with her. It would of been a great picture to post and send to Ches.
You all did such a wonderful job putting smiles on the kids faces. I couldn’t of done it without you.
WAU is a wonderful organization! They give to those in need throughout the year. I would be lost without them. I couldn’t afford to give the kids a Christmas that they deserve. They’ve lost so much these past few years. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I have them to lend a helping hand.
Thank you to all of you that donate to WAU!! You’re donating to a good cause. I ask anyone that has the ability to make a contribution to WAU, whether it be through a raffle, fundraiser, request for someone in need, etc. to go ahead and do so. The woman of WAU take no credit for all that they do, they keep their promises, they help families in need, they are wonderful women dedicated to our cause! Thank you WAU for everything!
The Doles Family
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