1. Spencer
    December 6, 2017 @ 11:30 pm

    Thanks Mason. She would have loved this piece.


  2. Sybil Clough Baumwell
    December 12, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

    Dear Mason—While I was just cringing that my mother was not only calling, as you say, things just the way they were, but also that she had the moxie some months ago to try to solicit PRE-parting words from you, (which seemed one step ahead of Keeping up with Kitty), all while we preferred that she focused on the management of her 94 years of “collecting” (stuff) & “correcting” (people!), I must say the minute your words came to my attention, the cringing just melted away to deep appreciation.

    How very kind you were both with your prelude, as well as your sonnet! Surely your thoughtful & generous words will give my mother lift to wherever that mighty spirit is destined to soar! I believe she may have liked the idea of some immortality and I believe that you have given her that! And if it isn’t quite immortality, it apprears she will indeed be UNFORGETTABLE for quite sometime! That would have ticked her beyond the color pink!

    I believe I may speak for all of my family in saying we were all deeply touched & very moved. Heartfelt thanks, apparent Poet Laureate of East Aurora, for your beautiful & remarkable words! With great gratitude—Sybil


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