The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 81
On the bitterly cold day of his funeral last year,
all five of my peace lilies bloomed. One flower
each, all on the same day...For several weeks
after Ed's death, a lone deer stood in the woods
almost daily, watching our house.
Views of a man's life
Top right: Ed McGrath and Karen
Adams celebrated their 2009 wedding
with Ed's daughters, Ellen, Joanna
and Keri; son-in-law, Zach; and
grandchildren, Davis, Lanie and Emery.
Other photos from FloydFest, except
lower right, in northern Minnesota.
of the Mountains" on public TV, "Well, a-bless my soul."
a band began to sing "Sixteen He lifted one hand and waved
Tons." Ed lay very still, inward
Suddenly I heard him murmur:
MAY/JUNE 2016 | 81