Photo by Karen Lifshey-Shapiro
Celebration of Life
Memorial Service for
our beloved Mayor Max is being held this Sunday, April 14, 2013, at
1:00 PM at Idyllwild
Pines (address below) in their McNeil Hall building. It
would mean a lot to us and to Mayor Max if you could attend. Seeing
you in town, giving us hugs, flashing your car lights or waving to us
as you drive by, your cards, emails, Facebook communications, and
calls are, one and all, helping us tremendously with our grieving. I
know that seeing you at the service will also help us immensely if you
can make it. If you canít, thatís completely fine, and we
understand. Mayor Max loves you no matter what.
is also a PET-FRIENDLY memorial service, so your lovely, friendly pets
are also entirely welcome. Max really liked to see pets at events,
even the catsónot kidding! I also plan to display all of Maxís
Staff Toys, including Mini Me, Medium Me, Rocky, all of the PAC-RACs
(Maxís Political Action Committee of Raccoons in Support of Mayor
Max of Idyllwild), and others.
is a very casual service, and no dressing up is required at all. In
fact, Max would be delighted if you would wear comfortable clothes
that donít mind dog hair. We will also have the facility heated, but
if itís cold that day, please bring a coat or sweater, just in case
thereís a chill.
will have very light refreshments at the service: cookies for all,
Hawaiian Punch for the children, and coffee for the adults. Growing
up, this is what we had at our church after Sunday school, so it just
sort of makes me happy to think about it, so thatís what weíre
will have some darling videos and photos of Max, and anyone who wants
to say something will be able to do so, though donít feel obligated,
of course. I plan to talk about Max and the arrival of Mayor Max, II
are preparing a remembrance package for everyone that will include
Mayor Maxís March ad recap report which I did not run in the Idyllwild
Town Crier because it would have come out the day after his death.
But I do want you to know Maxís accomplishments for March, so you
will have a copy of it as well, along with a few other photos.
will be plenty of parking at all of the Idyllwild Pines parking lots
throughout the property. We will have handicapped parking right at the
building itself. From the various parking lots, itís just a very
short walk to McNeil Hall. We will have parking attendants to help you
locate a close-by parking space and to show you the way to the McNeil
Me is setting up one table where any children or adults that want to
be sworn in as Deputy Mini Mayors of Idyllwild to help Mini Me
continue Mayor Maxís charter to convey unconditional love and to do
as many good deeds for others as possible, can be sworn in to help
continue on with Mayor Maxís dream. In this interim period, Mini Me
would love to have help from as many deputies as possible.
you for all of your love and support. Mayor Max still loves you very
much, and he always will.
Max (in spirit)
Me (Interim Mayor of Idyllwild)
and the PAC-RACs
of the Other Staff Toys
Pines Camp & Conference Center
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