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November 26, 2006



"Her own feet were planting firmly in this world...", and an earlier version's "Our phone calls always including the daily nature report..." convey a resistance to using the past tense when describing your mother. That's very moving, Beth, as are all of these thoughtful and beautifully written reminiscences. Thank you.


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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.