Doris Ferm <fwd>

Nancy M. Whitt nmwhitt at
Tue Nov 30 12:53:46 JEST 1999

I'm sending this message from Betsy Neale over SAYMA's 
list, because many of you know & love Doris Ferm.  Nancy 

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Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:50:20 -0500
From: Betsy Neale <bneale at>
Subject: Doris Ferm
Sender: Betsy Neale <bneale at>
To: nmwhitt at

Reply-To: Betsy Neale <shady4 at>
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Nancy --
    It just occurred to me that you would want to know that Doris Ferm's husband John passed away on November 15.  He was still teaching at U.K. but had gotten quite weak in recent months.  The week before he died he fell and broke his hip.  They put in a partial hip replacement, and at first it appeared he had come through the surgery all right, but his condition rapidly deteriorated.  He was a lifelong smoker of unfiltered cigarettes and had emphysema.  It seems to have been the weakness in his lungs that kept him from recovering from the surgery.  
    Oh, it may be that you also do not know that Doris and John's son Barclay died suddenly a couple of years ago.  I don't know if that news would have reached you.  So, Doris has suffered two losses in a short time.

    Doris's address is:    812 Surrey Lane, Lexington, KY  40503    606  223-7352 

    I hope you and Vassilka are well.         L,  B

Betsy Neale
206 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY 40503-2035

(606) 277-6101 
bneale at

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Nancy M. Whitt
Professor of English
Chair, Department of English    
Samford University
Birmingham, AL 35229
Phone: 205-726-2458 Fax: 205-726-2112 E-mail: nmwhitt at

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

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