Sarah is comatose in the hospital after a serious car wreck. She leaves her body and finds a way to streak to Seymore Place Seymore is building the facility for helping people like Sarah, but it isn't ready yet. Seymore Place, where Sarah lands, is Seymore's creation and he and his assistant, Mesa, and young helper, Geralty, are embarked upon a huge adventure.
It is Seymore's job to build a platform that will accommodate the troubled earthlings and send then home again. They have been ending up at other locations and the numbers seems to be increasing. So, Seymore has been charged with building a station that will attract, engage, and redirect the earth dwellers to return home.
Since this is a new facility, nothing is actually known about what kind of facility it will be. Seymore must decide and create the atmosphere and method for dealing with the wayward travelers from earth. Geralty, his charming young helper, is delighted and is totally taken with the facilty at Seymore Place. He grows and learns through helping Seymore and Mesa create the facility.
He also has enormouse affection for Sarah. Mesa, Seymore's assistant, is a transplant from Mercury's station and is smart, outspoken and kind. She does her best to not influence Seymore The creation of Seymore's Place is a treat for your imagination. It is funny, serious, and I hope you enjoy reading it. If I had stopped at box one I could still have burned everything, but having read the note I was on the hook and the details and information inside the cardboard boxes took over my life.
She was a fine psychologist and had done years and years of research into the in-coma experiences of individuals as well as consultation and support for their families. She was quite well known and her work was much admired. Her husband, a medical doctor who specialized in head injuries, had been her main source of clients in the beginning of her work, but later she traveled extensively to both train and consult with other psychologists and doctors about the impact of deep coma.
What I discovered from organizing and reading the material in the two boxes was that what I thought I knew about my Aunt Sarah was just a smidgen of the incredible depths of her knowledge and experience. So I began to write. This is the first book of the Seymore series, and the second one is on its way.
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The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion. Grant , the widely popular Republican Party nominee, in the election. Grant won a strong majority of the electoral vote, though his margin in the popular vote was not as overwhelming. Seymour never again sought public office but remained active in politics and supported Grover Cleveland 's campaign for president.
At the age of 10 he moved with the rest of his family to Utica , where he attended a number of local schools, including Geneva College later Hobart College. Though admitted to the bar in , he did not enjoy work as an attorney and was primarily preoccupied with politics and managing his family's business interests. Seymour's first role in politics came in , when he was named military secretary to the state's newly elected Democratic governor, William L. Marcy with the rank of colonel. In he returned to Utica to take over the management of his family's estate in the aftermath of his father's suicide two years earlier, investing in both real estate and in financial stocks.
In he won election to the New York State Assembly , and he served simultaneously as mayor of Utica from to He won reelection to the Assembly in , and again from to , and thanks in part to massive turnover in the ranks of the Democratic caucus he was elected speaker in When, in the late s, the New York Democratic Party split between the two factions of Hunkers and Barnburners , Seymour was among those identified with the more conservative Hunker faction, led by Marcy and Senator Daniel S.
After this split led to disaster in the elections of , when the division between the Hunkers, who supported Lewis Cass, and the Barnburners, who supported their leader, former President Martin Van Buren , Seymour became identified with Marcy's faction within the Hunkers, the so-called "Softshell Hunkers," who hoped to reunite with the Barnburners so as to be able to bring back Democratic dominance within the state.
In , Seymour was the gubernatorial candidate of the reunited Democratic Party, but he narrowly lost to the Whig candidate, Washington Hunt. Seymour and the Softs supported the candidacy of their leader, Marcy, for the presidency in , but when he was defeated they enthusiastically campaigned for Franklin Pierce in That year proved a good one for the Softs, as Seymour, again supported by a unified Democratic Party, narrowly defeated Hunt in a gubernatorial rematch, while Pierce, overwhelmingly elected president, appointed Marcy as his Secretary of State.
Seymour's first term as governor of New York proved turbulent. But much of his tenure was plagued by factional chaos within the state Democratic Party. The Pierce administration's use of the patronage power alienated the Hards, who determined to run their own gubernatorial candidate against Seymour in Furthermore, the administration's support of the unpopular Kansas—Nebraska Act , with which Seymour was associated indirectly through his friendship with Marcy, cost him many votes. Whigs controlling the state legislature also sought to injure him further politically by responding to his call for action on the problem of alcohol abuse with a bill establishing a statewide prohibition , which Seymour vetoed as unconstitutional.
Yet for all his troubles Seymour's prospects for reelection looked promising, as the divisions of the Democrats' opponents between the regular Whig candidate, Myron H. Bronson looked to Democratic unity.
In the end, however, the anti-Democratic tide was too strong, and in the four-way race Clark, who received only one-third of the vote, defeated Seymour by votes. Despite his defeat, as a former governor of the largest state of the Union, Seymour emerged as a prominent figure in party politics at the national level. In he was considered a possible compromise presidential candidate in the event of a deadlock between Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan until Seymour wrote a letter definitively ruling himself out from consideration.
In , some considered Seymour a compromise candidate for the Democratic nomination at the reconvening convention in Baltimore.
Seymour wrote a letter to the editor of his local newspaper declaring unreservedly that he was not candidate for either spot on the ticket. Seymour supported the candidacy of Stephen A. Douglas for the presidency in both and In , he accepted nomination as the Democratic candidate to the United States Senate , which was largely an empty honor as the Republican majorities in the state legislature rendered his defeat a foregone conclusion.
In the secession crisis following Abraham Lincoln 's election in Seymour strongly endorsed the proposed Crittenden Compromise. After the start of the American Civil War , Seymour took a cautious middle position within his party, supporting the war effort but criticizing Lincoln's conduct of the war.
Seymour was especially critical of Lincoln's wartime centralization of power and restrictions on civil liberties, as well as his support for emancipation. In , the sitting governor, Republican Edwin D. Morgan , announced that he would not run for an additional term. Recognizing the symbolic importance of a victory in the Empire State, the Democratic Party nominated Seymour as the strongest candidate available. Though Seymour accepted the nomination with reluctance he threw himself into the election, campaigning across the state in the hope that a Democratic victory would restrain the actions of the Radical Republicans in Washington.
He won a close race against the Republican candidate James S. Wadsworth , one of a series of victories by the Democratic ticket in the state that year. Seymour's second term proved to be even more tumultuous than his first one. As governor of the largest state in the union from to , Seymour was one of the most prominent Democratic opponents of the President. He opposed the Lincoln administration's institution of the military draft in on constitutional grounds, an act which led many to question his support for the war.
He also opposed a bill giving votes to the soldiers on legal grounds, vetoing the bill when it reached his desk. While not opposed to the goal he preferred to establish voting provisions through a constitutional amendment that was working its way simultaneously through the state legislature; nonetheless, his veto was portrayed by opponents as hostility to the soldiers. His decision to pay the state's foreign creditors using gold rather than greenbacks alienated "easy money" supporters, while his veto of a bill granting traction rights on Broadway in Manhattan earned him the opposition of Tammany Hall.
Finally, his efforts to conciliate the rioters during the New York Draft Riots of July was used against him by the Republicans, who accused him of treason and support for the Confederacy. The growing accumulation of problems steadily eroded Seymour's position as governor. In what was regarded as a rebuke of his policies, Republicans swept the midterm elections , winning all of the major offices and taking control of the State Assembly. In the state elections the following year , Seymour himself was defeated for reelection in a close race by Republican Reuben Fenton.
Seymour continued as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics both during and immediately after his second term as governor.
In , he served as permanent chairman at the Democratic National Convention, where the opposition of many delegates to the nomination of General George B. McClellan led many to seek out Seymour as an alternative before the governor made it clear that he would not be a candidate.
In the aftermath of the war Seymour joined other Democrats in supporting President Andrew Johnson 's Reconstruction policies, and was a strong opponent of Radical Reconstruction , with its emphasis on guaranteeing civil and political rights for freed slaves. As the presidential election approached, there was no clear candidate for the Democratic nomination.
Of the numerous candidates in contention, George H. Pendleton , who had run as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in , enjoyed considerable support but alienated the fiscal conservatives in the party with his plan to pay off federal debt using greenbacks. When Seymour was approached about running for the nomination, he demurred again, preferring that either Indiana Senator Thomas A.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase receive the nomination instead. At the convention, Seymour once again served as permanent chairman. Balloting began on June 7; on the fourth ballot, the chairman of the North Carolina delegation cast his state's votes for Seymour, whereupon the former governor again restated his refusal to accept the nomination.
Two days later, as the twenty-second ballot was being taken, it appeared that Hendricks was in the process of winning the nomination until the leader of the Ohio delegation suddenly switched his delegation's votes to Seymour. Though Seymour reiterated his unwillingness to be the nominee, the delegations revised their votes and gave the nomination to him unanimously.
With the nomination forced upon him, Seymour committed himself to the campaign. He faced considerable challenges; his opponent, General Ulysses S. Grant , enjoyed the support of a unified Republican party and most of the nation's press. While he generally adhered to the tradition that presidential nominees did not actively campaign, Seymour did undertake a tour of the Midwest and the mid-Atlantic states in mid-October.
In his campaign Seymour advocated a policy of conservative, limited government, and he opposed the Reconstruction policies of the Republicans in Congress. Seymour's campaign was also marked by pronounced appeals to racism with repeated attempts to brand General Grant as the "Nigger" candidate and Seymour as the "White Man's" candidate. The Republican campaign, by contrast, was the first in which they "waved the bloody shirt ", highlighting Seymour's support for mob violence against African-Americans.