Saturday, February 11, 2017

Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters by Cindy Sheehan

This photo was taken on Xmas Eve just 29 days before my sister
Dede Miller passed away.

I was only 11 months older than was she, so our parents always
got us matching pjs for Xmas.

I suspected Christmas 2016 would be Dede's last, so I got us matching jammies and took this final photo with her. She loved the pjs so much, but the gesture even better.

Dede was my blood-sister, but also so much more. My marriage came and went; children come and go and come and go and come and go; but Dede was always there for me. During the highs and lows of being the "Face of the antiwar movement" when many people abandoned the cause and abandonded me: Dede was always there.

When I was planning for her cremation and her memorial, I kept thinking, "this would be so much easier for me if Dede were here."

The two years I was Dede's main caregiver and support-person and the
10 days she was in hospice before she died were very tough for me, but there were moments filled with love and grace and I learned so much about cancer, the Cancer Industrial Complex, and about my relationship with my soul-sister.

While I will be hopefully increasing the reach of the Soapbox and working with many people in the true resistance against Empire, I am also planning on writing a book about Dede and especially our final journey together tentatively titled:
"Soul Survivor: The Last Campaign of the Miller Sisters."

Stay tuned for further developments.


  1. My heart goes out to your loss.
    Good luck

  2. My thoughts are with you, Cindy. You will never be the same without her, but you will still be yourself and you will be happy again. I believe this is a great truth: Time heals.

  3. may God bless her and my condolences for your loss -- know that she is in another realm and may God shower her with His mercy and peace

  4. It's hard to be strong enough to deal with funeral arrangements. It even seems impossible. I look forward to your book. Hang in there

  5. Descanse en paz, Miss Dede. Sincerest sympathies for your huge loss. Sisters are forever.

  6. Such a great pic, Cindy. Chikaby is right. Sisters ARE forever. Love, Linda (& her sister Carol)

  7. Much love and light to the Miller Sisters...

  8. I want to express my deep sympathy, Cindy. I know what you have gone through. Whether you like it or not, you and your sister are in my prayers.

    1. Kevin, I accept your condolences with gratitude, but you greatly over-estimate how I feel about what you write.

      You have shown me that you are a good guy, politics aside, so I also accept your prayers with gratitude, also.

      Peace out,


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