Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Mary Travers, of Peter Paul and Mary fame died today of leukemia. She was 72.

She died as she lived, with style and courage.

I've always loved Mary's wonderful voice and respected her politics.

She was totally against the war in Viet Nam (and war in general), and worked endlessly for civil rights. I can't think of any demonstration against the war or pro civil rights which I attended, where Mary Travers was not also there, either singing or marching, mostly both. She even showed up in New York City for the funeral for one of the victims of the massacre at Kent State (by Ohio National Guard).

I for one, will surely miss the voice of Mary Travers.
Thanks Mary. The candles are lighted for your journey.

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