Thursday, July 10, 2014

In memoriam Diana White Adams

2009 birthday, on the deck

2009 birthday:  her son, Perry Adams (rear), Leroy, Hazard Adams, other friends

Always insightful comments on the world and politics

Using her hands to talk, as usual

2009, to the table

Last summer, birthday dinner.  Diana and her oldest son, Charles.
All Diana's birthdays over our 37 year friendship come to mind's what I wrote last September when she died.

"We arrived at the University of Washington in 1977, the same year that Hazard and Diana Adams arrived from the University of California, Irvine.  As colleagues, Hazard and Leroy went on to edit and update several collections of critical theory; and Diana and I became fast friends.   She read more than I ever could, and was deeply knowledgeable on culture, politics, travel, gardening and history. We celebrated our four birthdays with dinners each of those years, including this past July.  She died on September 6th, 2013. 
Her influence and ideas live on in all of us."

I think of Diana regularly, most often when I am using the gifts she gave us; or in my garden, where there are so many additional evidences of our friendship.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

beautiful tribute, Annie!