Last Days

Horace’s final writings, written on Friday Aug 11, 2017

He wrote: CELEBRATING TRUTH TELLERS AND TRUTH DOERS – Maria W. Stewart, Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin “Trapped in a history”, William L. Garrison 1832 mock the Constitution. Shel then joined his project as scribe: I am grateful to Marilyn Richards who gave us Maria W. Stewart, America’s First Black Woman Political Writer. This became a very important point for me. Maria Stewart talks about how sometimes as you got older it becomes difficult to do things. And as things become more difficult we are tempted to say I can’t I can’t I can’t. She says we should replace the words I can’t and say I WILL I WILL I WILL. She combines ABILITY and determination. Many times I have gone for a walk and I am tempted to say I can’t but I say I WILL I WILL I WILL.

Horace’s last scooter ride, Aug. 13, 2017

He is pictured at his beloved Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield with Geoffrey Brahmer & son Gary Seldon. Not pictured (because she’s taking the picture) is shel ball.

Horace’s last photo, August 17, 2017

This photo was taken shortly after Horace’s death, after his body had been dressed in his “All On Fire” tee-shirt, a favorite, honoring his hero, William Lloyd Garrison. Visitors who prefer not to view the dead body should continue to other parts of this site. To see Horace’s body with sons Gary and David, click here.