We were lucky to have Mims as a neighbor for many years, at Park Row in Brunswick. Her zest for life, her passion for music, and her respect for young people make her as unforgettable as the sound of her laughter.
Please accept my deep sympathies. I was one of Miriam's students at Bowdoin and loved my work with her. She was supportive, genuinely concerned and always opinionated. As a conductor she was passionate and entertaining. She will be missed.
We send our deepest sympathies to the Barndt family on the death of your sister. Please know we are thinking of you during your time of loss. Sincerely, Phyllis Prizer and Linda Prizer-Raifsnider
barb: I was so sorry to hear about your sister. I remember her from our years at SCHS. Please know I will include you all in my prayers.
I am so sorry to learn of Miriam's passing and you have my deepest condolences. She made life so interesting for all who knew her. I have very fond memories of catering with Miriam in the early 80's as the other half of Trasi. Our motto was "Life is too short to eat bad food," and that certainly sums up Miriam's zest for always making the best out of life. I will miss her very much!
I new Miriam in the late 70's when I studied singing with her. She was a warm and supportive teacher and an exceptional musician and scholar. I remember her fondly, and I appreciate the contribution she made to my life. With sympathy and appreciation.
For some reason, Mims took me under her wild, bohemian, loving wing when I was a small child. She let me follow her around for endless hours, playing music, cooking, talking about our mutual love for horses and all things furry. We went to museums, gardened, catered and played for hours, days and years. Her laughter, singing and willingness to treat a small child with respect and kindness will stay with me always.
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Miriam on a guided Native American Artists Tour in the Southwest. Though many miles separated us, she became a dear friend. I will miss her, her voice of encouragment. We had such fun when she visited here in Washington state. I so enjoyed seeing Maine with her. Learning to cook lobster and sharing the results. Such wonderful memories. Farwell dear friend.
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I was sorry to read about Mimi. I remember sitting with her at Thornton Hall while she was dining with my dad Conrad de la Motte and tablemate John. Both of them suffered from Parkinson's, and Mimi would bring them special teabags for their lunches. She was a very gracious lady. I am sorry for your loss.