|Caroline's Holiday Message to the World|
People really do die of pneumonia. Caroline Rand Herron, long time friend and Radcliffe classmate, New York Times writer and editor, long time resident and community activist in Truro, Massachusetts, passed away this week. She had had three different strains of pneumonia. I'm sure she's screaming as loudly as she can, "GET YOUR PNEUMONIA SHOT," but, at the end, she did not die of pneumonia. While in Brooklyn to attend to the issue of repeated pneumonia, she died of an asthma attack that was so severe, the emergency folks could not reach her in time to save her life. . . Were she still with us, Marash Girl is certain she would have more than a few acerbic words to say to them . . . We will miss her words, both spoken and written.
Goodbye, Caroline, May God Be With You.