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Comfort for Grieving Pet Lovers

(Note from Stacy Jenel Smith:  I am so proud of my daughter’s new iBook.   It just became available today!  It’s definitely a storybook from the heart, as she was inspired to create it after losing a pet of her own when she was 12 years old.)


“Busway to Heaven,” a children’s picture story book that reflects how children need the comfort of knowing where their pets go after they pass.  Of course, they go to pet heaven!

A fanciful and fun look at doggie and kitty paradise, with text and illustrations by Darcy Smith, this is a book of comfort and love for anyone, any age, who is mourning the loss of a beloved pet.

Now Available at the iBook store!  iPad and Mac users, go to the iBook  store and search Busway to Heaven




R.I.P. David Allen Dithmart 1950-2010

Stacy and David

Today, we lost one of our own with the passing of David Dithmart, man in life of Stacy Jenel Smith.

Iowa native David was an actor whose credits included TV shows, commercials  and independent films, but his most widely-appreciated performance was at Mel’s Drive-In in Sherman Oaks, where he was a waiter known as “Double D.”

A dispenser of sayings, stories, witticisms, wisdom, sports analysis, inspiration, thoughts for the day, uplifting chats, silliness and, sometimes, free songs on the jukebox, he tended to make an impact.  David was admittedly a big kid himself, and he had a great way with children, especially his unofficial step-daughter, Darcy Rice.   Survived by brothers Robert and Terry Cram and sister Debbie,  David touched the lives of many.   He will be sorely missed.

A memorial was held at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church (next door to Mel’s) Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.   David Slide Show Click here to see slideshow by Darcy Rice that was presented at memorial.