Rachel Hoffman and Vince Breuning
Photograph by Colleen M. Breuning, All Rights Reserved © 2009
"Morning Star," A Poetry and Photography Video tribute to Rachel
Colleen M. Breuning (c) 2009
My friend Joanne Olivieri so kindly created a slideshow Guest Book dedicated to Rachel's memory.
Please feel free to sign here, or on Joanne's page at her Ya'Sou website.
Thank you, Joanne, my dear friend .... your kindness means
so much to all of us, especially her family!
This is the video tribute that my son Vince created in memory of Rachel. Rachel's funeral was held at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor on May 13, 2008. Over 800 people attended. Rest in Peace, Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. You will never be forgotten!
Above are two picture poems I created as part of a recurring Myspace poetry challenge at
Cheryl's Pals Collab. Both poems are dedicated to the memory of Rachel Hoffman.
I was so overcome with grief upon learning of her death on Friday, May 9 that I decided
to write about her. I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel. In fact, she had stayed at our house several times, once on Thanksgiving 2005 and during Spring Break 2006. I had the pleasure of listening to her play the piano. Oh, what a natural entertainer she was! Such a beautiful spirit! I also cooked breakfast for a group of their friends. Little did I know that she was undoubtedly a MUCH better cook than I could ever be. She was a delight, and I will treasure her memory.
Please visit my blogs dedicated to Rachel. I have opened up my myspace profile
for public viewing, because I want to get the word out about this tragedy.
Click below to go to my blog and view the wonderful comments and heartfelt prayers
of the myspace community:
Last News Update: January 11, 2010