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Will

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Will

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Sketch

a pastel by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Sketch

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Martin Luther King

by Phoebe Wood, our granddaughter

Phoebe Martin Luther King

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Catseyes

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

catseyes

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Portrait of Ethel Mortenson Davis

drawing by Paul Pletka

Paul Pletka is now one of the nation’s best known artists. When Paul came over to our small trailer for supper while we were newlyweds, long before he was famous, he drew this charcoal portrait of Ethel. He had not changed his name to Paul Pletka yet, but was Bill Johnson, one of Tom’s childhood friends. That was 44 years ago now.

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Dog

a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis

The dog who came to the gate and put her nose in Ethel’s hand.

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The Leaving

a pastel and poem, in memoriam, by Ethel Mortenson Davis

The Poet’s Walk

The Mourning Cloaks 1
accompanied us
along our walk.

“They said,
“He loved and
not to be afraid.” 2

“That was the sum
of your being,
your purpose,
wasn’t it?

“Do you remember
when you told us,

‘Go take
the Poet’s Walk along
the Hudson River.
It’s a place I like
to go?”

So today we walk
The Poet’s Walk,
joined by the
Mourning Cloaks
to say our last goodbye.

Note: 1 Mourning Cloaks are butterflies.
2 This was Kevin’s last message, written after he could not speak. The full message was, “Kevin loves and not to be afraid.” Kevin passed away 2 years ago from today.

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