Thursday, April 19, 2012
A Departed Friend
Our friend Dorothy has been laid to rest. For a life that began in crushing poverty and abuse followed by harsh institutionalization from the age of ten until she was forty-five, she had her own unique style. Because she was willing to tell her story, her memorial included some of her own recollections about the struggles she endured. It was a fitting tribute to her life. I'll use this blog space in the coming weeks to tell of some of the conversations I had with Dorothy Burdette.