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The very last word in online communications
"New website allows people to leave messages to loved ones, or anyone, after death. Leave a thought that couldn't be said during life. Sometimes things don't get said because the time's not right, the situation is awkward or we just never got around to it. Now, people can create their messages to any number ot people and have them delivered after they pass on.
It was a July, 2009 radio program where Mitch Albom, author and talk show host, asked an athlete about a coach who had recently died. The response was one of regret that there were no 'final' words from the coach who had influenced this young man's life so profoundly.
Steve Schafer and Curt MacRae, co-founders of www.HearAfterThoughts.com were both listening to Albom that day, and after a round of racquetball that evening, Schafer suggested an idea to allow people to pass on some of their profound thoughts, even after they die ...'Many people have problems expressing their emotions, their feelings, their deepest wishes,' noted Schafer, who should understand that from his position as minister of a Livonia. Ml church for the past 25 years. 'This new website allows people to compile their thoughts, and to even get some assistance in doing so.'
MacRae, a writer and workshop co-ordinator for displaced workers, concurred. It would be a real honor to be remembered, and to receive a message from someone after they're gone,' he noted.
Those profound memories, last wishes, or final words can be delivered to loved ones, co-workers, distant relatives, ex-friends, or any other person at a later time, to be delivered after the writer has passed on.
'This is so easy, and I get to take the time to say the things I want to say in the way I want to say them,' said Rae Hardy of Washington DC who was one of the first subscribers to the website. 'I had some things to say that I just couldn't seem to put into words, but...