[Milton-L] John Shawcross

Mario A. DiCesare dicesare1 at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 9 07:51:02 EST 2010


Dear Judith,

Thanks -- yet again -- for correcting things! What a relief! And yes, 
cheers, John, stay strong, kieep correcting us, and keep all your 
wonderful store of information flowing.

Mario



Judith Herz wrote:
> We are all certainly in John's debt, in my case, on a nearly daily 
> basis. But the post Steve Fallon refers to was from November 2008.  As 
> of last spring, I had heard that he had made the move and was 
> improving.  And he certainly has participated in this list since then. 
> So cheers John....stay strong, keep correcting us, and keep all your 
> wonderful store of information flowing..
> Judith
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Fallon" <sfallon at nd.edu>
> To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 3:53 PM
> Subject: [Milton-L] John Shawcross
>
>
>> Dear fellow Miltonists,
>>
>> I've borrowed the news on John Shawcross below from the John Donne 
>> Society's Forum.  We are all in John's debt one way or another, most  
>> of us in many ways, and I am sure he would be heartened to hear from us.
>>
>> Steve Fallon
>>
>>
>>
>> Some of you may know that John Shawcross has been diagnosed with  
>> cancer of the tongue, lungs, and tonsils.  He has had a very 
>> difficult  two months: he was diagnosed at the time when he was 
>> moving from his  house into a nice large apartment in a community 
>> which also has  supportive care. Understandably the dual stress of 
>> the move and this  sad diagnosis has been hard, but John has held up 
>> remarkably through  it all. He has the support of family and dear 
>> friends who have been  helping him through the practical 
>> complications of all of this as well  as emotionally. We are glad to 
>> see he still has his spirit, and he is  handling all of this with his 
>> usual dignity.
>>
>> John is tired from all the treatments and weak from the weight-loss,  
>> so is limiting phone-calls to those closest to him. But he welcomes  
>> love and support through emails and especially cards. His email  
>> address is elea48 at insightbb.com. His mailing address is The 
>> Lafayette  Apt 318, 690 Mason-Headly Rd, Lexington KY 40504 
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