The Lone Fir Cemetery is the resting place for many of the people who founded and influenced the history of Portland, Oregon. When a benefit album titled Dearly Departed was commissioned by Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery, singer-songwriters from the Pacific Northwest were approached and asked to write a song about a specific person buried at Lone Fir. Adam Shearer (Weinland) chose to write about James C. Hawthorne, a doctor and humanist who cared for the mentally ill. Shearer enlisted the help of Adam Selzer (M. Ward, Norfolk & Western) and together they wrote A House, A Home. The song tells a story about two of Dr. Hawthorne’s patients whose love for each other is unrealized until they pass away. The music video for A House, A Home begins at the last line of the song ‘‘You die knowing he’ll bury you next to your love in the ground…’‘ and continues the story.