The morning of February 20
a pair of eagles took flight
from a nearby Ponderosa past
the windows of Ann Henry’s home
and with them she also passed.
      Survivors include daughter Cindy.

While on an ATV ride February 3
Jim Elvig was thrown. Airlifted
to Phoenix, he died in surgery.
It’s difficult to believe a man
as tough could not pull through.
      Survivors include his wife Nancy.

Florence A. Gavin, 94, of Twisp
died January 14 at her home.
When she was five years old
the family moved from Montana.
      She is survived by daughters
      including Rosella Tonseth of Methow.

Virgil “Smoker” Marchand
passed away on January 13.
A strong voice for his people,
Smoker and his accomplishments
will be discussed much for years.
      He is survived by family and his art.

Viola “Tiny” Carol Bourn, 99,
peacefully passed January 11
at Harmony House in Brewster.
She was born in North Dakota
on March 23 a century ago.
      Survivors include many Methow Bourns.
These notices do not flap in the wind
taped as they are to the inside glass
of Twisp’s swinging post office door.
But they do languish nonetheless
around the portal’s only permanent
announcement: “No Loitering.”

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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