SUE LIGGETT 11/21/10
Dear Darrell and all,
I spoke to Nancy late afternoon yesterday. We didn't talk long, but she said she was depressed and discouraged by all the recent events. I promised to call her today. She announced her chicken noodle soup had arrived and she was about to have her supper. And as always she thanked me for calling and said she was sorry she wouldn't make it to the farm for Thanksgiving.
This news, of course, is stunning and sad for all of us. For years now Nancy has struggled to regain good health only to have some new malfunction or invasion set her back further from that goal. Just recently all she sought was comfort both of body and mind.
My hope now is that Huretta was waiting for her, and she has found the peace and comfort no worldly treatment could provide.
Nancy and my sister and brother-in-law and me and Bill (on the right) at a restaurant where we went fleeing from more turkey on the Friday following Thanksgiving in 2009. She looked in great condition then.
Her Bread Loaf friends have memories of Nancy that go back over 40 years. They include playing volley ball, dancing, sherry at the well before dinner, taking long walks and swimming at Johnson's pond on the Bread Loaf Campus. They also include lots of shared mischief, plenty of laughter and delight in sharing our newest perspective on some novel or poem. And falling in love with Wylie and Lucy Sypher.
So Nancy went quietly in the dark leaving us with a lifetime of rich memories. She is not replaceable.