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Posted By: Mark Ross
23-Mar-09 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)-Memorial Jun 21
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Green
Don't apologize, it's wonderful to hear from you. Archie was a force of nature. It was always a pleasure to be around him. I got him up to Butte Montana for the commemoration of the Speculator Mine disaster and dedication of a monument to that terrible tragedy. June, but it started snowing(it does that in Butte). Didn't faze Archie at all, though he was starting to get short of breath from the altitude and lack of oxygen(he had asbestosis). And back at the house he would interrogate me on what I was doing and where did all these people come from, and how did they make a living, etc. It was a memorable time. I also got him to autograph my copies of his books. He said he'd never had the chance to sign all of them at once for one person and he was tickled pink. Unfortunately, I would have liked to get his signature on THE BIG RED SONGBOOK when I would be in the Bay area in June, but I guess it's too late now.

Mark Ross

Ps.Michael, Is this your book?
The Never-Ending Revival (ISBN: 0252033337 / 0-252-03333-7)
Michael F. Scully
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description: University of Chicago press.