Sept. 7: Yard sale and raffle to raise money for Phase 2 of my mission to help kids with no parents

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From left, Karen Moynihan, Senior Director of Development for Catholic Charities, Author Gail Durant, and Elaine Langton, Adoption and Maternity Coordinator for Catholic Charities. Courtesy Photo

On Monday Aug. 26 I presented a check to Catholic Charities NH, Adoption Department in the amount of $3,500.

I promised all proceeds of my book, “Soul Signs from the Other Side,” would help “Children without Parents” as Mother Mary asked of me to do in my dreams. I am doing a job for her and very proud to do so, and being from New Hampshire, why not help a great cause right here in our great state of NH!
My next donation of proceeds from book sales will go to Nana’s House in Florida. The President is Kim Frodge who had many dreams at night that would not go away – as I did – to help neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children. Check out Nana’s House and hear her story! It’s incredible! She doesn’t know that my next donations will go to her BIG DREAM! I have already collected for Nana’s House over $400 from book sales and a few raffle basket ticket sales, which bring me to tell you this:
The big check!

On Saturday Sept 7, 2019 with a rain date being the following Saturday, I will be hosting a 10 family yard sale at my home at 434 South Beech St. in Manchester. This is a huge event, as Mitchell Street will do a yard sale on this day also! Our streets are very close together. I will have my own book table to not only sell but to autograph books from many who bought them and didn’t make my book signing! I will also be selling raffle tickets to help Nana’s House. I will have two baskets of goodies that are worth over $130 going to ONE winner on September 15. I will post a recorded drawing on September 15 on my Facebook page! Inside there will be two autographed books of mine, a framed signed picture of a Great Blue Heron at Lake Massabesic, and a butterfly pouch with money inside. There are two bottles of wine and wine glasses and a lighted LED candle water fountain, spiritual incense and holder, Mother Mary medals … so much to write here about. I know this one lucky winner will be very happy!!!

My little booth for the Sept. 7 yard sale. Courtesy Photo

I thank all who have been stopping by to buy raffle tickets and purchase my book. It’s such an honor to know you all and to help me pay it forward!  Contact me via my Facebook page, or email me at

See you all on Saturday, September 7, and if you’re lucky I will give you a BIG HUG!!!
Thanks so much!!

God Bless you all

Thank-you note from Catholic Charities.


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Gail Durant is the fourth-oldest from a family of 13 children. She has lived in Manchester her whole life with the exception of one year in Hillsboro. She worked for 41 years in shoe shops, laundry and manufacturing and fully retired five years ago. She lost her husband Bob almost three years ago to brain cancer, and is currently writing a book about their love story, Bob’s diagnosis, and the signs she receives from him, to this day. Proceeds from the book will go to charities to help children in some way and also for brain cancer research. She resides in Manchester and has a daughter she adopted a few years ago, who came into her life at age 7 and is now 40. She has enjoyed photography most of her life, and loves taking random shots, and spinning the thoughts she has into stories, with pictures. She can be reached at


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