Elegant Survival

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M-J's Miscellany

Lady Soames, 91

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Lady Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill Passes Away, Aged 91

Obituary in the Telegraph

Ray Price, Elegant Survivor

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:25 PM

The elegant, always-dignified Ray Price (article at Rolling Stone Magazine, December 13th 2013), classic country-western singer and band-leader, needs our prayers. Ray Price, a one-time colleague of legendary fiddler Bob Wills, has worked with Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and many other country music luminaries throughout the decades. Ray had continued his concert-tours even after he developed pancreatic cancer two years ago, but has been essentially bed-ridden for the past twelve months. The "Cherokee Cowboy" has returned to his East Texas home from hospital this week, and extends the following message to his many generations of admirers: "I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven't let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I'm going to be just fine. Don't worry about me. I'll see you again one day."

Article about the great Ray Price at KLTV, Texas


Seve Ballesteros Needs Our Prayer

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Madrid, May 7th: Spain's legendary golfer Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros has had surgery for a cancerous brain tumour. Please pray for him; Señor Ballesteros is at home now, and his condition is deteriorating. Thanks, and may God bless you.


M-J de Mesterton

Lux Mundi

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Pycnogenol for Hot Flash Relief

Posted on March 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Pine bark, or pycnogenol, has helped many women alleviate or prevent hot flashes after and during menopause.

Article at People's Pharmacy

Update on Elegant Survivor Miep Gies

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM

I named Miep Gies "Elegant Survivor" in June, celebrating her 100th birthday. This heroine of WWII passed away last night. Please see the Elegant Survivors page; there is a link to her obituary.

Praying for Natasha Richardson

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 4:15 AM

The wonderful actress Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson and daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, is in critical condition after a head injury sustained yesterday while skiing in Quebec. Article in the Gazette