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On June 4, 2002, Cassondra wrote a special paper for extra credit for school.  She was to write her own Eulogy. Little did she know or her family know,  that just seven months later....her Eulogy would be read to over 600 friends and relatives who attended her Memorial Service....

    Cassondra Brown
June 4, 2002
Eulogy-Extra Credit

We're here to celebrate the memory of Cassondra Brown.  There are those who lived much longer, and those who lived better for the world, but she made a difference that mattered, even on a small scale.  She was a protector to her family, and to women who thought themselves weak.  She taught them, as best she could, to find confidence and inner power.  She never gave up on the belief that the "Matriarchal revolution' was upon us.  She tried to teach women to be angry when they needed to, and respect themselves above all else.

She was a good author who wrote about what she believed should be said in the world, to change it.  It didn't reach mainstream book stores, or a majority of readers, but the content mattered.  And it mattered to her that someone read it, and understood what she was saying.

Her environmental concerns were also apparent during her lifetime.  It's because of this, and her emotion for orphaned and abandoned children, that she decided she was going to adopt as many female children as she could support financially and emotionally.  She brought up those girls to be strong women, and gave them a sense of having personal power, even in a patriarchal society.  She taught them herbal medicine, and gardening, and world religions.

She loved dogs, and couldn't walk past one without getting an urge to hug it.  She also secretly fed her neighbors dogs pancakes.  She never failed to walk her own dogs, and never came out of her house without dog hear all over her sleeves.  She felt a certain connection with dogs that some of us haven't even found with people.  there was a free-flowing emotional and spiritual connection that she had with her dogs, that we can practice in our every day interactions.

The world's not drastically different because of her, but there are signs that she lived.  The women that she raised grew up to be powerful, and took those values into the world with them.  Dogs led happier lives, and her books touched the lives of few, but loyal readers.

On her gravestone:

Cassondra Brown

Beloved Sister to
Women and Dogs