Earlier this month, Liz Goodyear died. I posted about it on Facebook on October 8 and many of you saw the post. For those of you who didn't see it, I am reprinting it here, along with the responses to my post. I had blogged about Liz back in July, when Jessica and I went to visit her, but now that she is gone, it bears repeating. Her dear friend Alison will scatter her ashes on a lake in Maine in a beautiful setting where there will always be a rainbow.
In case you are NOT on Facebook (is anybody in that category these days??) you need to listen to the audio on the NY Times link.
If you saw it on FB, you can skip the rest of this post.
A truly remarkable, delightful, charming,funny woman who was sharp as a tack at 103. Liz was Jessica's friend and we spent a wonderful hour with a couple of months ago while she was still cheerful and full of hilarious stories. She danced with Martha Graham, was an actress, a playright, and hobnobbed with celebrities... and British royalty. Very special, totally down-to-earth - and a woman who made lemonade from lemons. She enriched everyone who spent time with her and she will be seriously missed by all who knew her.
A group of friends gathered to sit vigil for Elizabeth Goodyear, a lifelong lover of books who died late last month at the age of 103.