In Remembrance.
 

In Remembrance

Jim Berk
Ron Carne
Lila Gosch
Jessica Holland
Emmy Mumford King
Hildegarde Kneeland
Ken Mills
Sam Napier
Jim Saxe
Ann Simms
Larry Thatcher
Annemarie Troeger
 

In Remembrance

One of the saddest constants at reunions of people who knew each other and struggled together four or five decades ago is acknowledging the loss of comrades, friends, and family members.

On May 17, 2014, at the A3M-Plus Reunion, Jane Yett led a memorial session that included comments from Betsy Braunstein (remembering her late husband Yale), Lee Herzenberg (remembering her late husband, Len, as well as others), and from Jane on behalf of Charlie Drekmeier (remembering Charlie's wife, Margot).

Jane read the names of deceased comrades, as well as brief notes about a couple of them, then others in the room called out the names of others we have lost. Those notes and a combined list may be found below.

We are creating a memorial section on the A3MReunion web site, so we can add names and brief comments as we learn about others who have died. Please submit additional names, paragraphs, and/or spelling corrections to me.

Some of the people remembered at the reunion seemed to have a tangential relationship to the Stanford-area Movement. However, since their names were called out by members of our cohort, we're retaining them on the list.

Lenny Siegel
June 11, 2014

 

They Are Falling All Around Me
Bernice Johnson Reagon

Give Your Hands to Struggle

Presented on YouTube by
Smithsonian Folk Ways Recording

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They are falling all around me
They are falling all around me
They are falling all around me
The strongest leaves of my tree
Every paper brings the news that
Every paper brings the news that
Every paper brings the news that
The teachers of my sound are movin’ on
Death it comes and rests so heavy
Death it comes and rests so heavy
Death comes and rests so heavy
Your face I’ll never see no more
But you’re not really going to leave me
You’re not really going to leave me
You’re not really going to leave me
It is your path I walk
It is your song I sing
It is your load I take on
It is your air that I breathe
It’s the record you set
That makes me go on
It’s your strength that helps me stand
You’re not really
You’re not really going to leave me
And I have tried to sing my song right
I have tried to sing my song right
I will try to sing my song right
Be sure to let me hear from you