Archive for October 2018

I’ll never leave you, either

Greg and I met on October 24, 1991–and believing that date to be magical, we chose October 24, 1992 as our wedding day. Between those two dates, we were separated for some months by my work assignment in China. Those being pre-Internet days, we spent thousands of dollars on international phone calls, and sent each…

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How will you be remembered when you die?

When you die, the story of your entire life may be condensed into just a few words from those you touched. After my husband Greg died on October 16, 2015, this is how he was remembered. How will you be remembered?  As one of the “flaming a**holes,” or as the guy or gal who made…

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Estate Planning – Just Do It!

Did you know that Oct 15-21, 2018 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Some months after my husband Greg’s death, I was invited to speak to a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Leadership Summit about our individual legacies. I closed my remarks with the following words about estate planning:   “Just do…

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Q3 2018 Highlights & Anniversary Request

I established the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund in spring 2016, to keep my late husband’s memory alive through the animal advocacy that was our shared passion. This October 16 will be the third anniversary of Greg’s death, followed by our wedding anniversary on October 24. As these anniversaries approach, any donation–either through the Greg Fund website or through my Facebook fundraiser page–is a beautiful way to honor Greg. To date in 2018, the Fund has contributed a total of $87,500…

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