As for your Age, Olivia de Havilland celebrated her 104th birthday yesterday. I mention this for a couple of reasons, to advise you that your life is not over at 80 and to tell an amusing anecdote. My husband's mother and my husband's mother sister were friends with her and my husband as a young man met her many times. He was invited to several of her parties. She even set him up with his granddaughter. Fortunately for me, and him, that didn't work out. Olivia wrote to us on the occasion of our wedding to congratulate us. When I read yesterday that she was celebrating her 104th birthday, I made a note to go to my scrapbooks to find the letter, as the letter contains her address in Neuilly sur Seine, a district of Paris, and I want to write to her to wish her a Happy Birthday.
Touched by your kind words, Kate.
Yes, the list has been for us an intellect refuge, a home for so long.
It indeed pains me to leave. Wish I could continue here forever. All the same, I’m sure new voices will emerge to have their say. Wish the list all the very best. It shall still feed me, from a little distance though.
Wish you all the very best.
CR, I wish that you wouldn't leave us. I think of you all as my long time, long distance, intellectual friends. I live in Florida; not too much intellect to be found here, at least not on the SW Gulf Coast. I believe that this Plague has affected all of us greatly, even if not physically . . .
O I forgot to say Thanks.
God bless you.
I’m writing off list as I unsubscribed yesterday. I learn of your post at listserve archive.
Kate, it was high time I called it a day. It is age. I’m nearing 80 and am a heart patient. Getting into arguments at the list gives tension. At listserve archive I can always learn about any developments in Eliot studies. So a more relaxed life at the end of the day.
Regards and best wishes,
Karen "Kate" Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL