Update for Go Fund Me: Almost There!

December 13th, 2018

Dear Readers:

I have raised $961 of my $1,000 goal to help Cherie Goren (re)publish her Holocaust refugee story and Rina Diamond publish her memoir of her refugee story. I have already started to edit Cherie’s book and my goal is to complete it by Cherie’s 94th birthday in March, 2019.

There is still time to donate if you haven’t already done so, because Krista Nelson (my partner in this endeavor) will be working on both books through at least half of 2019. I also hope to find some other people who want help with their memoir.

This Wednesday at the New Horizons Senior Center, I am reviewing the story of my family with my children’s book, Flight to Freedom: A Tale from Tarpiluvka, which I republished on Amazon earlier this year with the help of Krista, who works on book design and photos.

If you want to know more about my Go Fund Me project or make a donation, please go to: www.gofundme.com and type in menupause.info in Search box on their Home Page. Thanx again to my daughter-in-law Maura for setting up my campaign. I never expected such a positive response! Have sent another update to all my contributors from Go Fund Me and am filled with gratitude for their donations. Personal thank you notes or phone calls have been sent to those who gave me donations via check or cash.


P.S. After the first the year, I plan to go back to some of my regular postings with recipes, book reviews, etc. while working on these two books, but my postings may not be as often.

70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day is December 10th and this is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here is a link for more information and celebration:
Here is an excerpt from this website:
How do human rights help you?

Human rights are relevant to all of us, not just those who face repression or mistreatment. They protect you in many areas of your day-to-day life, including:

  • your right to have and express your own opinions
  • your right to an education
  • your right to a private and family life
  • your right not to be mistreated or wrongly punished by the state
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Human Rights | United Nations – Un.org

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.


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