Sunday, July 6, 2008

Melanie Long

All of us at the Brattleboro Farmers Market mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Melanie Long (Mel), who died suddenly last week. Mel had a booth at Market for the last 5 years, performing hand and foot massages.

Following Saturday's Market we held a memorial service for Mel . Those who knew Mel, both personally and through her work, spoke of her memorable life and work, and of her influence on those around her.
After our remembrances, we joined in a circle dance, and then planted a tree in her memory. Mel will be missed at Market. May she forever dance with the faeries.


Rich in Brooklyn said...

Thank you for honoring Mel's memory. I knew her many many years ago. I have always known and felt that she is a wonderful person.

News of this death has shocked and saddened me greatly.

- - Rich Accetta-Evans

Rich in Brooklyn said...

I've now posted an appreciation of Mel on my blog "Brooklyn Quaker". The title of the post is simply Mel Long 1947-2008
I'd be glad if others who knew her stopped by to read it and to add their own comments.
- - Rich Accetta-Evans