Fwd: Alison Murie

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 9 05:45:05 UTC 2013

Others may recall our old friend, A[lison Murie].

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Raven Murie <ravenmurie at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM
Subject: Alison Murie
To: hwgray at gmail.com

Dear Wilson,

We're sending sad news: our mother Alison died on May 29 after a brief
illness. All three of us were there with her. This is the second massive
tree to fall in the past 16 months (Martin died Jan. 28, 2012) and it only
widens the gash in the

Knowing her preferences, we held no memorial service or funeral, so
there is no single forum for sharing memories. It's a stretch to find
the words to say or write at a time like this. But we are a family of
words: readers and talkers who naturally would welcome your Alison
memories. Equally, as people who occasionally wrestle with the work of
writing, we'd understand if the words don't come at all. We just want
you to know what has happened.

Here's a link to what we wrote for the Yellow Springs News obit:


R, N, J

Janet:  hedgehog at siscom.net
Norah: triadpages at yahoo.com
Raven: ravenmurie at gmail.com

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