Wall of Art – Supporting The Grief Warrior Project

Since my husband died, the vintage & antiques business we had started has funneled all profits (after expenses) into The Grief Warrior Project, to help me help others facing the same devastation I did after John’s death.

Although I eventually closed the bricks and mortar shop (it was just too hard to be there without him, and I couldn’t keep up with the work by myself anyway, while also working a full-time job), the business (Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps) has continued – although it hasn’t been a smooth road by any means.

When I expanded my primary business (Heritage Health Services) from my home to an office suite at 124 Canal Street in Lewiston in May of 2020 – a suite that has room for The Grief Warrior Project – I was thrilled to realize that this suite also offered space for the antiques business to display about 200 pieces of art on the walls of a 50+ foot hallway.

(This really isn’t as confusing as it may all seem!)

The art is on consignment, and as always, the profits from any and all sales go to support The Grief Warrior Project’s commitment to helping those coping with the devastation caused by the suicide of a loved one.

The photos here show some of the art that’s on display.  It’s not all up yet, but when I’m done, there will be more than 200 pieces of new, vintage and antique paintings, photos, prints, and needlework available to purchase – and all for a cause that is becoming more critical by the day.

Please Note: Our Wall of Art isn’t really open to the public, as Heritage Health Services offices are not a retail shop.  But if you’d like to make an appointment to see if there’s a piece that speaks to you, that would work well in your home or office, or as a gift, please give me a call at 207-713-0674.


PS – Scroll to the end to see more pictures.  I do hope to get these all individually photographed and posted at https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com!


In memory of my beloved husband John Kelly Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

My Johnny was a true warrior, fighting demons no one else could see.  I thought he was the strongest man in the world, and perhaps he was, but tragically, the demons got the better of him in this life.

The name of this project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.

Fair winds and following seas, Husband.


We now have a group on Facebook to help find resources, support and ideas for getting The Grief Warrior Project off the ground.  You can find us there at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewarriorproject/

Follow us on Twitter!  @WarriorProjME.

Help support The Grief Warrior Project by making purchases from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps.  All profits (after expenses) go to helping us help others.  You can find Heritage Collectibles at https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com, on Facebook (both a group and a page) and on Twitter (HeritageGifts).  Some of Heritage Collectibles’ inventory is on consignment at the offices of Heritage Health Services, 124 Canal Street in Lewiston.


Despite decades of disbelief, I have come to realize that our loved ones are able to communicate with us through the life/death barrier.  My Johnny has proved this in ways that I can’t attribute to my own mind making things up… there have been complex coincidences and synchronicities, extraordinary happenings, and messages through others who could not possibly have any knowledge of the information they’ve passed on.  Truly mind-blowing stuff.  I don’t yet have a coherent sense of what I believe about life after death, but I know my husband loved me with everything he had, and that he still does.  Our wedding vows were “to death and beyond” and that has proved true for both of us.

I can’t tell you how it all works, or how you can get through to your own loved one, but if you’re interested, I can tell you of my experiences and my thoughts on this.

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