In memory of Elaine Curran

W hen I first met Elaine I was dating her daughter and in that first conversation with her something very special was happening.  It was like a bell ringing.  I had no idea but I knew it was good.

Several years later I was at Castleton State’s library working on something I was writing.  When I went to leave, I stopped at the desk to ask a question and the attendant was Elaine.  We had this long conversation and I asked her about that first meeting and she told me, “Oh yes, I knew we would be friends.”  I asked her about the bell and she told me it was probably a special bond being formed.  When I left the building, I was thinking – what a beautiful thought.  Now, you’ve got to know that this came from a lady who was a little girl when “Wizard of Oz” was brand new, and a young lady who lived through the pains of the other side of the fighting during World War II.  Women and kids at home, hoping and praying night and day, for their friends, fathers, brothers, sisters and other loved ones to come home safely from the war.

This was just the beginning of these library visits and on most occasions I would come out with some special little treasure from another era of her life that I like to call “gems from the past.”

God bless you, Elaine Curran and thanks for the lessons on life.

Twig Canfield

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