This website is in development to offer easy access to some of my written work and a glimpse into my life—somewhat of a digital legacy for my family, friends, and other readers. Among the written work to be made available are: stories for young children, a middle grade novel, short stories, essays, a training guides on race unity, and on end-of- life planning. Some of my older writing as well as new work will be gradually added. Your comments on the website and on any of the featured subjects are received with pleasure.
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Extracts from the Sacred Texts of the Bahá’í Faith and references, which reflect the most recent available guidance from the Bahá’í World Centre, address the spiritual significance of writing a will and the importance of insuring dignity in making preparations for death, and after death. An authenticated, lesser-known Tablet by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá about the wisdom of burial in the earth is included in this elegant, small book. Beverlee Patton introduces the subject with a personal story and reflection on preparations for her own death. The depth and simplicity of Bahá’í laws and teachings related to death, burial and funeral arrangements inspired the author to compile these writings.
Cover designed by Melissa Jeffries
Noble Passing—Regarding burial, funerals, & related matters is now available.
Spiral Bound Edition
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Video: The Hidden Treasure
A story about the Báb written and performed by Beverlee Patton
The Hidden Treasure is a story that follows the mysterious transport of the Báb’s remains from Tabríz, Persia, the place of His execution at noon on the ninth of July 1850, to the slopes of Mt. Carmel where, on Naw-Rúz 1909 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá safely deposited the earthly remains of the Báb, Martyr-Prophet of Shíráz.
A small colony of Persian immigrants receives a government edict banishing them from Iraq. The Moradian family is determined that the departing caravan must be witnessed in broad daylight and in glory, rather than defeat. A perfect horse must be found to majestically lead the colony exiles out of Baghdad. The family’s two young children are chosen to accompany their uncle to search for the perfect horse. Their adventurous journey beyond Baghdad quickly becomes life threatening.
A read-aloud story for children and adults. In “Lonely Horses” a schoolgirl must struggle and rise above prejudice and bigotry imposed upon her.
A lonely schoolgirl is bullied because her skin is too dark and she runs too fast, but she has one ally—a horse.
Miss Willa the yellow freight train engine lost her job. All of her trains were taken away. She became sad and lonely with nothing to do and no place to go. One day something unusual happened. She became busy and happy doing a different job she had always wanted.
This is a little story for little people—age 3 to 6.
I wrote Princess SuperHero for my grandson's third birthday. He's a courageous, funny kid who loves to help, has a vivid imagination, and a flair for creating costumes. Do you know any children like that? When you read the story to a child you love, I invite you to make it personal by changing the story names to names familiar to your small listener.