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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Essential Estrogen: Open thread for Mary Lundby

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

As I'm sure most already know, Mary lost her battle with cancer yesterday morning. Her services are scheduled for Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's in Marion. This thread is a place for you to share your thoughts about Mary's pioneering effort for women, about how she behaved as a legislator, about your memories of her. In the years following my son's death, I did a lot of nature walks and hikes. More than anything I wanted the quiet solitude found while marching among the trees. On one of those trips, I came around the bend of the trail and nearly ran right into Mary. Neither one of us spoke on that hike, but we walked side by side. When we returned to the parking lot, we hugged and cried. To this day I don't know what was on her mind -- and I likely wouldn't confide it here if I did -- but I was glad to be there for her as she was for me.

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