Fred Cassidy

Joan Houston Hall jdhall at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Wed Jun 14 16:35:47 UTC 2000

Dear Bob,
I'm sorry--I thought I had told you that he did receive a lovely hibiscus
from you and Jane.  I can't tell you for certain how aware he was of
anything--sometimes I feel sure he recognized my voice, but he could
neither see nor speak.

Whoever took your message for the card that came with the plant was of a
different generation (or something!)--the message came through as "Hangin'
there, mentor mine."  Oh, well.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday.  We're hangin' in.


At 11:19 AM 6/14/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Do you know whether he ever got the plant I had sent or saw it?
>I am not surprised .  I felt that no news was bad news.
>Hang in.
>At 10:13 AM 6/14/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>I am deeply sorry to have to tell you that your friend and colleague,
>>Frederic G. Cassidy, Chief Editor of the Dictionary of American Regional
>>English, died this morning.  It is hard to imagine DARE without him.
>>Joan H. Hall, Associate Editor
>>Dictionary of American Regional English
>>6125 Helen C. White Hall
>>600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706
>><jdhall at>

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