Friday, April 6, 2012

Flowers for Winifred

We gathered daffodils from our yard and brought them to Winifred now that we are back.  After I posted about Winifred last month I received an anonymous comment:

Winifred Hadley. Died in Boston, on Tremont Street. Seamstress. Typhus fever. Many friends in Dummerston and Brattleboro. Well liked.

I loved getting this message from the ether of the internet.  And somehow knowing how and where she died grounded her even more in this world.  And well liked.  It says so much. She knew how to laugh.  She was kind.  She was missed.

Yesterday we drove by and her arms held a big bouquet of Lilacs!

Oh Winny.  I love that so many of us are looking after you.
And maybe you are looking after us, too.

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