Re: My fellow activist, RoseMary

Tue, 16 Mar 1999 20:27:31 -0800

Catalina, I'm so sorry for your, and our, loss.  But I think
she will always "walk" with you.  


Catalina Rhodes wrote:
> Hello all,
> I wanted to let all of you know we lost a wonderful and strong voice in
> the Rhode Isalnd homeless community. Rosemary Potter died in her dreams
> last week of am apparent brain embolism.
> Most of you would not have heard of Rosemary. She never wore a badge
> that said "I help the homeless", she just simply helped. Rosemary was
> very strong willed and not afraid to say what was on her mind and often
> times her and I did not see eye to eye. But, she was almost always there
> when I needed her working along side me doing outreach to the most
> destitute of the homeless or making the political heads of state really
> listen to what we were saying.
> My friend was not a saint by any stretch of the road, like all of us she
> suffered with her demon. It was through her suffering that she
> understood and reached out to those who were also suffering. Often
> times, more than I she understood the nature of street life. No matter
> what you did or how the last time you treated her she always said hello.
> When I walk down the steps of a soup kitchen or attend my next meeting,
> I will remember my friend and fellow activist. She will be sorely
> missed.
> Catalina