Sunday, March 11, 2007

Beryl Dawson (Mrs. Lewis Thomas)

"Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television."
--Lewis Thomas

Good Mourning Widows.

Joy to you and me.

Today we honor and welcome famous widow Beryl Dawson wife of famous US physician and writer Lewis Thomas to our joy-ous club.

Lewis Thomas was born in Flushing NY in 1913, attended Princeton, and Harvard Medical. He became Dean of Yale Medical and NY University School of Medicine and President of Memorial Sloane Kettering Institute. He is best known as best-selling author of "The Lives of a Cell," "The Fragile Species," and more. He died in 1993.

Beryl Dawson, a Vassar graduate, and Lewis Thomas met at a dance. They married less than 1 year later.

Beryl died June 9, 2002.

Mourning Joy:

Q: What kind of leopard has red spots?

A: One who has the measles.

Mourning Quote:

"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behavior control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growthof plastic flowers." --Lewis Thomas (11/25/1913 - 12/03/1993)

After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.

Write something.

Go ahead.

I dare you.

Have a joy-filled day Widows. And remember, we're not alone.


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