In 1944 James Davidson moved his family from Arkansas to Richland Washington to work on the Manhattan Project at Hanford. It was a nuclear WW II project where the atomic bomb was secretly being assembled. He would find out later the impact this move would have on the health of both him and his family. He passed on in 1981 of colon cancer. In 1988 MarJoe found out that she and her family had been exposed to radiation that the U.S. government had released one hundred and twenty eight times into the atmosphere from 1944 to 1949. This was equivalent to 530,000 curies of radiation. Studies have shown that there were more incidents of cancer in people who lived there during the 1940's. In 1989 they received the news that their mother was terminally ill with cancer. The four siblings came together to take care of their mother, and in her final hours she gave them a gift of experiencing life beyond death. This loving mother, even in death, cares for her beloved children and takes her three daughter's on a 5 1/2 hour journey to the other side. They return with the knowledge that indeed Heaven is our final home.
About the Author
During World War II MarJoe and her family lived in Richland Washington until 1949 when they returned to Arkansas. In 1955 MarJoe entered Arkansas Baptist School of Nursing leaving in 1957 to get married. In 1975 MarJoe received a degree in Business Administration and went to work in what was considered a non traditional occupation in the construction industry. Later on she taught Heavy Construction at the community college. I guess you might say she was a forerunner for women in the construction industry. She decided to go back into nursing in August 1989 and enrolled in Texas Women University to complete her nursing degree. A few months later MarJoe learned that her mother was terminally ill. She made the decision to leave nursing school to become her mother's primary caregiver, along with her two sisters and her brother, until she passed on in January 1990. Through her mother's rapid declining health MarJoe opened herself up to experience the death process with her mother.
MarJoe realized once more she is a forerunner, this time with a message that she and her family know must be shared with others. Her story is told in her book Heaven is Our Final Home: No Rent, No Mortgage.
MarJoe has participated as a speaker at conferences, churches, national TV talk shows, radio talk shows, small groups and one on one telling the story now found in her book. She is the mother of two boys, grandmother of four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. MarJoe now resides with her partner in the Pacific Northwest in the San Juan Islands.
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