Sunday, December 31, 2006

goodbyes in 2006

who of us will remember these women?

Marie Tharp, oceanographer.
Anna Politkovskaya, journalist.
Martha Holmes, photographer.
Ernestine Bayer, oarswoman.
Patty Berg, golfer.
Susan Butcher, iditarod champion.
Marion Mingins, priest.
Denice Denton, professor of electrical engineering
Anna Lee Aldred, professional jockey
Louise Smith, race car driver

or these women we thought we knew a little better?

Wendy Wasserstein
Betty Friedan
June Allyson
Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Betty Comden
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Jay Presson Allen
Moira Shearer
Octavia Butler
Shelley Winters
Katherine Dunham
Muriel Spark

may all those we have loved rest in peace, and may we be blessed by our memories of them

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