Sister Mary Rose died in 2012, but her legacy lives on within the doors of every Covenant House and in the smiles on the faces of kids who come through them. We are eternally proud of and grateful for her service, and we hope that she would feel the same way about ours.
She was the heart of our family. Her home was the place where all important family events took place: Christmas, of course - her tree was up all year round - Thanksgiving, birthdays, showers - baby and bridal - and game nights - her favorite son-in-law Mark wouldn't go home until he won.
Our mother was a remarkable woman who had her own opinions and beliefs but never seemed to have a problem accepting those whose beliefs or lifestyles were different from hers. Her children, their families and others she cared about knew she loved them no matter what. She was the best mother and grandmother ever and we are so grateful she was ours.
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Background: Recent reports of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) due to steep Trendelenburg (ST) position causing neurological deterioration, decreased regional cerebral oxygen saturation and postoperative visual loss after robotic urological and gynecological surgeries led us to consider a simple technique of ICP monitoring. Ours is one of the first instances reported of quantitative noninvasive measurement of increase in ICP with ST position by serial measurement of binocular optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) in patients undergoing robot assisted urological and gynecological oncosurgery. We tested whether ONSD values rose to above the upper limits of normal and for what length of time they remained elevated.
Yes, the flag is yours. It is in your keeping and in that ofevery American boy and girl. It is you who in the nextgeneration must keep it flying still over a people free and brave and true, and never in your lives do aught to dimthe shining splendour of its silver stars.
So, casting anchor, Leif and his companions launched a boat andwent ashore. But it was no fair land to which they had come. Farinland great snow-covered mountains rose, and between them and thesea lay flat and barren rock, where no grass or green thing grew.It seemed to Leif and his companions that there was no good thingin this land.
Then again Leif and his companions returned to the ship, and mountinginto it they sailed away upon the sea. And now fierce winds arose,and the ship was driven before the blast so that for days theseseafarers thought no more of finding new lands, but only of thesafety of their ship.
Thus the days and months passed. Then one summer day a little sonwas born to Thorfinn and Gudrid. They called him Snorri, and hewas the first white child to be born on the Continent which latermen called the New World. Thus three years went past. But the dayswere not all peaceful. For quarrels arose between the newcomersand the natives, and the savages attacked the Norsemen and killedmany of them.
Columbus demanded that he should be made admiral and viceroy of allthe lands he might discover, and that after his death this honourshould descend to his son and to his son's son for ever and ever.He also demanded a tenth part of all the pearls, precious stones,gold, silver and spices, or whatever else he might gain by tradeor barter.
But Columbus had left friends behind him, friends who had begunto picture to themselves almost as vividly as he the splendours ofthe conquest he was to make. Now these friends sought out the Queen.In glowing words they painted to her the glory and the honour whichwould come to Spain if Columbus succeeded. And if he failed, why,what were a few thousand crowns, they asked. And as the Queenlistened her heart beat fast; the magnificence of the enterprisetook hold upon her, and she resolved that, come what might, Columbusshould go forth on his adventure.
At last Columbus had won his heart's desire, and he had only to gatherships and men and set forth westward. But now a new difficultyarose. For it was out upon the terrible Sea of Darkness that Columbuswished to sail, and men feared to face its terrors.
From San Salvador Columbus sailed about and landed upon severalother islands, naming them and taking possession of them for Spain.He saw many strange and beautiful fruits: \"trees of a thousandsorts, straight and tall enough to make masts for the largest shipsof Spain.\" He saw flocks of gaily coloured parrots and many otherbirds that sang most sweetly. He saw fair harbours so safe andspacious that he thought they might hold all the ships of the world.
So far the three little vessels had kept together, but now thecaptain of the Pinta parted company with the others, not becauseof bad weather, says Columbus in his diary, but because he chose,and out of greed, for he thought \"that the Indians would show himwhere there was much gold.\" This desertion grieved Columbus greatly,for he feared that Pinzon might find gold, and sailing home beforehim cheat him of all the honour and glory of the quest. But stillthe Admiral did not give up, but steered his course \"in the nameof God and in search of gold and spices, and to discover land.\"
Two days after Columbus set forth upon his homeward voyage, hefell in again with the Pinta. The master had found no gold, so hedetermined to join Columbus once more. He now came on board andtried to make his peace with Columbus, but the Admiral received himcoldly, for he had little faith in his excuses. And now once moretogether, the two little vessels sailed homeward. But soon stormsarose, the ships were battered by wind, tossed about hither andthither by waves, and at length separated again. More than onceColumbus feared that his tiny vessel would be engulfed in the stormyseas, and the results of his great enterprise never be known. Butat length the shores of Portugal were sighted, and on Friday, the15th of March, 1493, he landed again at Palos, in Spain, from whencehe had set forth more than seven months before.
Sitting on a throne of state beneath a canopy of cloth of gold,with the young Prince of Spain beside them , the King and Queenreceived Columbus. At his approach they rose, and standing theywelcomed back to their realm as a mighty prince he who had goneforth a simple sailor. And as Columbus would have knelt to kisstheir hands they raised him, and bade him be seated beside them asan equal. Seldom did the haughty rulers of Spain show such greathonour even to the proudest nobles in the land.
Like Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian. He was born inFlorence and there for nearly forty years he lived quietly, earninghis living as a clerk in the great merchant house of Medici. Butalthough he was diligent at business his thoughts were not whollytaken up with it, and in his leisure hours he loved to read booksof geography, and pore over maps and charts.
But another danger now threatened them, for quarrels arose amongthe men. Albert de Pierria who had been set over them as captainproved to be cruel and despotic. He oppressed the men in many ways,hanging and imprisoning at will those who displeased him. Soon themen began to murmur under his tyranny. Black looks greeted Albertde Pierria: he answered them with blacker deeds. At length oneday for some misdeed he banished a soldier to a lonely island, andleft him there to die of hunger. This was more than the colonistscould well bear. Their smouldering anger burst forth, and seizingthe tyrant they put him to death. Then they chose one of theirnumber called Nicolas Barre to be their captain.
At length their labours were over and the rough little ship wasafloat. It made but a sorry appearance. The planks were rough-hewnby the hatchet, and caulked with the moss which grew in longstreamers on the trees. The cordage was Indian made, and the sailswere patched together from shirts and bedclothes. Never before hadmen thought to dare the ocean waves in so crazy a craft. But thecolonists were in such eagerness to be gone that they chose ratherto risk almost certain death upon the ocean than remain longer intheir vast prison house.
Then to the pain of hunger was added the pain of thirst, for thewater barrels were emptied to the last drop. Unable to endure thetorture some drank the sea, water and so died in madness. Beneaththe burning sun every timber of the crazy little ship warped andstarted, and on all sides the sea flowed in. Still through alltheir agony the men clung to life. And sick with hunger, maddenedwith thirst as they were they laboured unceasingly bailing outthe water. But they laboured now with despair in their hearts, andthey gave up hope of ever seeing their beloved France again. Thenat length the pitiless sun was overcast, a wild wind arose, andthe glassy sea, whipped to fury, became a waste of foam and angrybillows. The tiny vessel was tossed about helplessly and buffetedthis way and that.
The prayer ended, the men arose, and full of happy courage turnedto their work. Every one took part with right good will. Some broughtearth, some cut logs; there was not a man who had not a shovel orhatchet or some tool in his hand. The work went on merrily, andsoon above the banks of the river the fort rose, secure and strong,fenced and entrenched on every side. In honour of their King Charlesthese new colonists called their fort Caroline, just as Ribaut hadcalled his Charlesfort.
But as the native Chief Satouriona watched the fort grow he beganto be uneasy. He wondered what these pale-faced strangers wereabout, and he feared lest they should mean evil towards him. So hegathered his warriors together, and one day the Frenchmen lookedup from their labours to see the heights above them thick withsavages in their war paint.