December 15, 2011
It is with the heaviest of heart that I again pen a remembrance of a dear friend. Lorraine Walter, wife of Paul Walter, editor of NewsWithViews.com, passed away on December 7, 2011, after a short battle with cancer.
Lori was a wife, mother and wise woman filled with knowledge. While I have been writing for NWVs going on ten years this coming March, I didn't meet Lorraine until June 2007. Paul and Lori put on another local speaking engagement and I was honored to be among those who shared the microphone. They also put me up in their little guest house and we were able to spend several days together sharing laughs, life's moments, and of course, our agony about what was/is happening to our beloved republic.
I shall always remember sitting down at their table with a few other guests one evening. Good, wholesome food, fine company and listening to Lori impart her many words of wisdom and humor.
Sometimes the reading public of news and commentary web sites don't know a lot about the owners; editors and folks behind the scenes who make sure every day of the week, 52 weeks a year a site is up and running. I can tell you that Lori was right beside Paul each and every day of the week as the other half of getting NWVs ready, fielding phone calls and taking care of pesky paperwork - without pay. Her dedication to the cause of freedom was tied with Paul like a knot that could not be broken. And, like so many of us wives who are busy fighting for freedom and liberty, the work doesn't stop at the stove.
When Paul called the following morning to let me know Lori had passed, I cried and my heart went out to him. Lorraine was the love of his life. If you ever have been around two people who love each other unconditionally through life's wonders and challenges, you've seen what two people devoted to each other are really like "just around the house." For all the years Paul and Lori were married, now begins the most difficult of time for Paul as he continues along life's journey without his mate. Fortunately, as God intended, I believe, Paul's daughter and family will be moving to his area. I know their presence will help in so many ways as well as bring him comfort and the joy of just them being there.
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My dear friend, Lori: Thank you for all the advice about things like vegetarian apple cider vinegar capsules. All the articles from years gone by pertinent to our current battle you sent which took precious time out of your day. For loving Sammy, that sweet dog, the cats and all your hard work in the garden which provided such wonderful food while I was visiting. I shall miss our chats on the phone, but as our Heavenly Father has called you home, you now sit in grace with God and who am I to argue with Him?
Paul has let me know funeral services are will be held, December 15, 2011, 2:30 PM in Grants Pass at "Chapel of the Valley" funeral home. Lori will be buried at Eagle Point, Oregon, at a veterans cemetery there.
While I won't be able to attend as I live in Texas, my thoughts and prayers are with Paul, for Lori and their children.
You are missed, dear friend, but never forgotten.
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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