12—Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Friday, January 27, 1978 Abravelitfle mfo SANTA BARBARA (UPI) — Little EdoUard de Moura Castro knew death was near and, asked his mother to turn off his oxygen. He died smiling, g]ad he lived through his seventh birthday arid believing his spirit, would return as a healthy boy. , Eduo, as his family and friends called him, knew for months he was dying of leukemia and in a tape recording he'made last year said he welcomed death ''because I am so sick. When you are dead and a spirit in heaven you don't have all the aches and pains." "I don't fe^ good and I am too sick to live on." The pain, he said, was "like something shocks you like a streak of lightning." The son of. Brazilian diplomat Dr. Claudio De MoUra Castro, Eduo told family friend Kim Downey in the recording that he woiild live until Aug. 12 — his seventh birthday — "Because I prayed to God After my Wrthday, or maybe, a week later, 1 wUl die because I would like ,to die." On Jian. 10, he asked hi^ mother b lEufn off the oxygen that kept him, alive. "He said, 'Mother, turn off the oxygen. I don't need it anymore," Mrs. De Moura Castro recalled. "I turned it off, then he held my hand and a big smile came to his face and he said, 'It is time.'.Then he left." " in the tape recoi'din^, Edup said he believed in refnCama- tion! "I want to come.back a healthy boy. I don't know why I chose to come back into this lifetime sick, but when you come back yoii don't remember why you chose it." He imagined Heaven was "sort of liK6 if you went through a passageway or walked through ^ tunnel irito another galaxy. It is sort of like walking into your brain. You have left your body and are living on clouds and your spirit is there. It is really like walldng into your mind. "When I die I would like to be buried in a garden of flowers. I am goingto be put in a^ box first and then in the ground in the cemetery. But I will have a little garden of flowers over me." He did not want to be cremated, he said, "because sometime^ when you're cremated and'your ashes go' over the mountains or somewhere on land you can accidentally be stepped on by someone. Like someone could think ashes. Eduo told Mrs. Downey he had been looking forward to dying "for a long time^:" "He knew long ago that he was fighting for his life and iheplug that he eventua^Uy would die,", decisions." said his physician, Joseph Delgado. "Eduo even The day after his death, requested that the oxygen be Eduo, lying in the casket he shut.off*at the end. Perhaps selected, was buried between more youngsters should be -a tree and a large rock in allowed to make these Santa Barbara Ceqietery. Housing problem to be discussed Monday , On Monday, Jan. 30, at 1:15 p.m., the Senior Center will hold aif open' question arid answer meeting concerning housing problems. The gathering will be at the recreational building of the Center, 495 Leslie Street, Ukiah. Dan Johnson and Georgia Patrick will present the housing program and the possibility of jent, assistance. /JoHrisdn is housing coordinator for the Housing Authority of Mendocino County. "At the present time we have a grant from HUD for 339 units of subsidized housing for the .county; we have written 180 of these into leiases," he explained. "We hope half of these units will assist the elderly, . handicapped, or disabled individuals or families." The Housing Authority collects the rent, manages the monies, and certifies individuals or .families for eligibility. Patrick, tenant relations representative for the elderly, assists ip finding places .for rent, negotiating leases, and answering questions which arise between tenant and landlord. -Tliey will bring application forms with them, but warn that there is a long waiting list. "Usually it takes several months after applying, to be accepted, said Johnson. Anyone interfested who can not attend the meeting at the Senior Center on Jan. 30, can /obtain more information at the Housing Authority at 405 W. Perkins Street, Ukiah. YOUR PERSONAL GUIDE TO VISIT A 17 Varieties of Pizza Oven Baked Sandwiches Spaghetti —Salads ^ OPEN 11:30 A.M. DAILY PIZZA TO GO 275-2551 Just a short, pleasant drive from any place In Lake or Mendocino for the best pizza in this or any other county. Highway 20 atMendenhall Upp«r Lake CHINESE FOOD Golden ^ra^on FOOD TO TAKE OUTF FAMILY STYLE DINNERS PINNER AND LUNCHEON SPECIALS Beer and Wine Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Monday We also serve American food , 372 N. state St. Ulciah 4&2-535S Copyrlsm North „ ijn Fr .ncf .M Au^ FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT \ Now Appearing- Pianist BIJOU ROGER CLARK Exciting cqnt^mporary and jazz music played by a quartet of fine musicians every Fri. and Sat. from 9:30 p.m. until!-.30 a.m. plays dinner music for your listening pleasure Mon. - Fri. between 7 and 10p.m. 228 E. 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