Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Andy Logan Writes About...


copyright New Yorker Magazine

Laurie Elisabeth Lyon
July 8, 1947-March 17, 1972

Early 1960's
Before the storms.

Ed. Note: Those were baby boom dreams in 1952.
For Baby Boom parents, their kids had a manifest future of unlimited happiness, wealth and success.
As time went by, the kids had a different take.

Diane McManus remembers: I remember Laurie --she was my counselor in the 12-14 girls' group and I felt somehow protected, nurtured. She was friend and guide, not "whatever you want to do" friend but someone who cared enough to say no when she needed to.

I knew the strong Laurie. Somewhere, she lives no matter.
-Diane McManus


Anonymous said...

Forty years ago?
Seems like 40 minutes ago.

Derf said...

Great post Jim. Thanks for all you do!