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September 1, 2016
I am so pleased this Guest Book has remained open.... One Googles people from the past remain memorable long after paths diverge.

I knew Mimi from working in the Curatorial Dept of the National Gallery and kept in touch after leaving Canada. On a visit back I had dinner with her and at some point she invited me to come to one of her women's feminist meetings (We are talking 1970's here). I was honest about not being into all that....

"Trouble with you, Valerie, is you are already liberated", she opined in that gorgeous Southern drawl she had. Mimi was gorgeous. Like others I was privileged to know at the Gallery, I adored Mimi. She was more liberated than she knew.
May 29, 2016
It's kind of late to add a message, but my wife Ann and I just learned of Mimi's death. We and Mimi and Alan and Anna survived the great flood of the Arno in 1966. Mimi and I were working on dissertations and the others were our support team. We stayed with Mimi, Anna, and Alan until we could find an apartment, and then Ann and i retreated there when we had to leave our apartment after the flood. From Mimi we learned how family life could be fun, spontaneous, and always an adventure. Our sympathy to Anna and Alan; they had a wonderful mother. Mimi was a remarkable, warm, funny person and an impressive art historian. And she must have loved being a grandmother! Our sympathy to Anna and Alan and their children.
May 25, 2014
I met you, Mimi, when I was a student at the University of Michigan circa 1959-60. I baby sat for Anna and Alan, and spent a day and night at your house on the corner of Ashley and Kingsley. The last time I saw you, you came to my employment to say goodbye as you and the children were on you way to Italy...when was that, 1967 or '68? Many things are said about people upon their passing...in the case of you, Mimi, everything that has been said or written is absolutely true...and more so. You were there for me when I desperately needed a friend. I will always love you, and cherish the memories of you.
March 10, 2014
Dear Anna and Alan: Mimi was a wonderful person, a treat to know. We discussed everything from Vesalius to Eric Hobsbawm to Pecan Pie. (She made a great pecan pie.) She used to come to us for dinner on the 4th of July: after dinner, we'd light sparklers and sing songs--three Americans in Canada. She was vivid, generous and she had a great sense of humor. She was also brave. The way she faced Bob's illness and death was a true inspiration.
We have missed her since she left Ottawa.
She would have loved your obituary. We did.
From Deborah Gorham and Toby Gelfand, Ottawa, ON.
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