[Milton-L] Advent

Diane McColley dmccolley at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 9 18:56:07 EST 2008

How lovely that Lee remembers me, how sad her losses, how beautiful  
your devotion.  I think of you often in your mountain fastness--are you  
still there?

On Dec 9, 2008, at 2:28 PM, Mario DiCesare wrote:

> Dearest Diane,
> And isn't it wonderful that this one, indeed, did live and did give us  
> the bounty of his great gifts and his unquenchable spirit!
> I was delighted to see how people responded so warmly to your lines.  
> They are indeed beautiful and fitting tribute to Our Man. Thank you!
> We plug along. Lee improves in some ways but not in other, and lately  
> serious arthritis plagues her. And the unyielding need to sleep most  
> hours of the day. (Her physicians tried every known drug that might  
> help her, but all of them worked only for a short time and then  
> quiet.) But she remains cheery, she remembers you and your grace-full  
> visit here, and she sends you lots of love. (She has trouble  
> remembering people, so you obviously stood out.)
> I'm trying to put together a general letter about us, after ten years  
> of failing; Lee, as you may recall, wrote wonderful Christmas letters.  
> Well, if mine can be half wonderful, I'll be happy.
> More anon, I hope. Meanwhile, much love and warm regards from our  
> house to yours.
> Mario
> Diane McColley wrote:
>> I am thinking this morning of Sara Jeffrey Milton,
>> what she felt
>> when the water broke,
>> when the head emerged,
>> when the midwife eased the shoulders
>> into this world: thinking perhaps
>> of the one she lost;
>> hoping this one would live.
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>> --
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