Hear and share stories of how our experiences with home vigils, family-directed death care, and green disposition have touched our lives. The April MTN Twin Cities event is a storytelling night cohosted by Word Sprout!
A few MTN members will come with prepared stories. An open mic time will follow. You’re invited to bring your five-minute story of your experiences as a death doula, vigil-sitter, green-burier, or other ways death has touched your life.
Kari Olson will share the story of her 26-year-old son Morgan, who died of metastatic melanoma in December 2013. During Hospice and the 3-day vigil, friends and family surrounded Morgan, and Kari had the opportunity to explain home vigils to many young people who had not experienced them before. Community members, including MTN, lent support.
Marti Martin Robinson will share the story of the home vigil for her husband, Jeff, who died on hospice from terminal brain cancer (glioblastoma) on November 1, 2014. Marti had an open house over two days, using the MTN community coffin.
Meeting will take place Tuesday, May 12, 7-9 p.m., at the home of Anne Murphy, 2183 Wellesley Ave., St. Paul. MTN meetings are free and open to the public.
Often MTN meetings are educational, focusing on legal and practical aspects of home after-death care and natural burials. January’s meeting will be an opportunity to reflect more personally on death and share our diverse experiences. MTN welcomes people from a variety of backgrounds and philosophical understandings. Come with your thoughts and questions.
Cookies will be provided, but feel free to bring treats to share.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7-9pm, at the home of Linda Bergh, 4315 Xerxes Ave. S., Minneapolis. Meetings are free and open to all.