update on the Loes

Submitted by PAAMember on December 31, 2005 - 6:00pm. ::

This from Houston.Indymedia.org
Key part of Houston's Peace History Burns
by chickpea Friday December 30, 2005 at 05:14 PM

Part of our local history of peace activism went up in flames when 1844
Kipling suffered a 6-alarm fire on December 23rd.

The house was home to Lee and Hardy Loe, their four daughters, numerous
pets, and several guests over the years. Since they moved there in
1967, the Loe's played a key role in Houston's anti-war movements.

The fire began on the front deck of the 2 story pink house while the
Loe's were out of town visiting family. No official report on the cause
of the fire has been released, but it seems southwesterly winds blew
the fire into a back bedroom. Houston firefighters put out the blaze
before it burned onto the bottom floor. A 27 year old nephew and his
wife who were in the house at the time escaped unharmed, as did two
cats. Neighboring houses and a garage apartment were unscathed.

A week after the fire, family members continue to sift through the
damage, and set aside salvageable parts of Houston's peace history.
Several damp t-shirts with the Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom logo hang from an uncharred portion of the back porch. A
salvage company set aside an oversized poster for the No Nukes movie.
Workers also helped save a books about Che Guevara and the Zapatistas.
One worker showed Lee his undershirt


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Submitted by PAAMember on January 1, 2006 - 3:00pm.






Yes, I agree, great idea!  Thanks!!

 

So I think one thing Lee would really appreciate would be if more (a lot more) members of the peace community helped support the HPN financially by subscribing, so you receive it in the mail every month and don't need to pick it up somewhere. It's easy to do, and not expensive - $10 budget, $15 regular, $25 sustainer (or more of course would be nice if you can afford it). This would be a gift that keeps on giving. Just send your check made out to Houston Peace News to this address:

 

HPN Treasurer

PO Box 8763

Houston, TX 77249-8763


 

What a great idea !  That's what I'll do then : )


 

Peace, Juli

 


Peace and Appreciation,

Kathy Kidd


713.443.9938

Organizing in Texas for a U.S.Cabinet-Level

Department of Peace and Nonviolence


Teaching Ourselves Peace and Nonviolence and

Campaigning for a U.S. Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence

 

 

 


Submitted by PAAMember on January 1, 2006 - 2:00pm.





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So I think one thing Lee would really appreciate would be if more (a
lot more) members of the peace community helped support the
HPN financially by subscribing, so you receive it in the mail every month
and don't need to pick it up somewhere. It's easy to do, and not
expensive - $10 budget, $15 regular, $25 sustainer (or more of course would be
nice if you can afford it). This would be a gift that keeps on giving. Just
send your check made out to Houston Peace News to this address:

 

HPN Treasurer

PO Box 8763

Houston, TX 77249-8763


 

What a great idea !  That's what I'll do then : )


 

Peace, Juli


"If I knew, where the wild dove flew, I would
not tell the hunters, but I would tell you. They say you're not a brave man,
hardly a man at all, You would not shoot the wild things, like brave men in the
Fall...


Submitted by PAAMember on January 1, 2006 - 2:00pm.





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In a message dated 1/1/06 11:28:07 A.M. Central Standard Time,
writes:

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they have been totally supported by family and friends...it would
be
wonderful we as the family of the peace community did something....maybe
a
potluck to honor her past work and donations to support her current
and
future work---The Peace News.


Lee's primary labor of love has long been the Houston Peace News,
which she, Marilyn White, and Jac Battise have been editing and publishing for
years. This little monthly paper is a valuable voice for the peace
community, but could be even more useful if it were more widely circulated to
achieve its full potential. They usually print about 3,000 or so which
about a dozen or so active distributors drop off at various locations
around town. In addition, it has several hundred loyal subscribers whose
fees pay most of the costs (although the editors sometimes have to dig
down in their own pockets).

 

So I think one thing Lee would really appreciate would be if more (a
lot more) members of the peace community helped support the HPN financially
by subscribing, so you receive it in the mail every month and don't need to pick
it up somewhere. It's easy to do, and not expensive - $10 budget, $15
regular, $25 sustainer (or more of course would be nice if you can afford it).
This would be a gift that keeps on giving. Just send your check made out to
Houston Peace News to this address:

 

HPN Treasurer

PO Box 8763

Houston, TX 77249-8763

 

And of course another way to help is by becoming a
distributor. It would only involve going by Lee's house around the first of each
month (I send out an email to the distributors each month when the HPN is
ready), picking up some copies, and dropping a few of them off at several
locations that you pass by regularly. It's not much trouble and would really be
a valuable thing to do.

 

Couldn't pass up this opportunity to put in a plug for the HPN, and I
suspect about the best present you could give Lee would be to
subscribe AND become a distributor! Happy New Year to all and remember to ---
VISUALIZE IMPEACHMENT!

 

Charlie Mauch

HPN Distribution


Submitted by PAAMember on January 1, 2006 - 1:00pm.

I know they have been totally supported by family and friends...it would
be wonderful we as the family of the peace community did something....maybe
a potluck to honor her past work and donations to support her current
and future work---The Peace News.

Peace and Appreciation,
Kathy Kidd

713.443.9938
Organizing in Texas for a U.S.Cabinet-Level
Department of Peace and Nonviolence
www.dopcampaign.org
Teaching Ourselves Peace and Nonviolence and
Campaigning for a U.S. Dept. of Peace and Nonviolence


Submitted by PAAMember on January 1, 2006 - 10:00am.





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The fire's
emotional impact continues to unfold. Hardy jokes that its
more
inconvienent than devestating. He surmises they'd have been
unlikely to
build a green home if this opportunity hadn't presented
itself. Lee notes
her success using citrus detergent to rid clothes of
their smokey
odor.

A key part of Lee's contribution to the local peace community
continues
uninterupted. Her co-editors just finished the January edition
of the
Houston Peace Newspaper. Stacks can be picked up for distribution
from
the bench near the garage apartment behind 1844 Kipling. Go by to get

your copies before dusk because the electricity is
out.


  I am so sorry to learn of the above loss.  Is there anything we
can do, anyone taking up a collection for them or anything ?  What a crappy
way to start the new year.

 

 

 

Peace, Juli


"If I knew, where the wild dove flew, I would
not tell the hunters, but I would tell you. They say you're not a brave man,
hardly a man at all, You would not shoot the wild things, like brave men in the
Fall...