[Milton-L] John Shawcross

Judith Herz jherz at alcor.concordia.ca
Tue Jan 12 13:53:03 EST 2010


Steve, unfortunately you are right as my further inquiries revealed. We can
only hope....
Judith

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of Steve Fallon
Sent: January 12, 2010 1:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [Milton-L] John Shawcross

Thanks, Judith, for pointing out the age of the Donne Society post.  I  
understand nevertheless from Michael Lieb, who is in contact with  
John, that John's condition is now very serious.

All the best,
Steve

On Jan 8, 2010, at 8:18 PM, 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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