In Thailand, nearly every home has a Spirit House tucked unobtrusively into a corner of the front yard, facing back toward the main house’s front door. In Thai custom, this dollhouse-sized model in a traditional Thai architecture welcomes ancestors from the spirit world, and provides a place for them to stay when they visit us in our world. If the owners of the Spirit House have any dignity and sense of the past, they keep the house well-stocked with candles, fragrant incense, gifts and food for the visitors. This of course will encourage the visitors to linger for a while and chat, and perhaps share with us on Earth the wisdom they’ve gained in the afterlife.
In the same way, these pages are a kind of Spirit House for Jean Bayard, and for her husband Bob Bayard, to stop by and visit. Memories and stories of their lives are here. The thoughts and feelings of those who loved them are here.
Some information about the website: you can leave a comment on any of the pages, at the bottom of the page. (To prevent trolls and other miscreants from spamming, there is a password to copy from one window and paste in a second window…then you can post your comments ) Also, a note about the picture on the top header: it changes with every new page you visit…they are all drawn from the pictures shown on the “Photos” page, of Jean and Bob and their families. Collect them all!
May all spirits who visit these pages feel welcome. Stay awhile and chat.
Jean Robert Bayard 1923-2011