Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 19:19:04 -0500
From: Beverly Flanigan flanigan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU

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ADS-L Digest - 7 Mar 1998 to 8 Mar 1998 98-03-09 00:00:13
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Topics of the day:

1. News from ACLS
2. Tom Clark, ADS, and ACLS
3. Distnc. btw. "crick"&"creek", GREASY/GREAZY
4. connecticut folk (revisited) (2)


Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 21:43:47 -0800
From: "Thomas L. Clark" tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEVADA.EDU
Subject: Re: News from ACLS

Dear Allan,

I am presently scanning Tom's email and ran across the one from you
RE ADS, dated today. This suggests that you haven't heard the news,
although Grant Smith sent it out on the Names site. Maybe you didn't
receive it.

Tom died suddently, though as you probably know, not unexpectedly, on
February 26. We have already had the religious part of the rites of
closure and the University Memorial is to be on Monday evening.

By the way, the date of his departure was auspicious. It was my birthday.
My heartfelt response continues to be, "It was the finest gift he ever
gave me." Our middle child, also a nurse and I were with him and he
accomplished this last task with the dignity and grace that characterized
not only his relationship with me and the children, but that was the
hallmark of the rest of his life, as well.

He taught up until the day before and his last official university
business was to chair a meeting of a new committee being formed to mentor
new faculty.

The outpouring from friends, students and collegues has been tremendous,
though again, not unexpected. He seemed to be acheieving the status of
"Grand Old Man," something that he used to attribute to only Raven
McDavid, Harold Allen, Fred Cassidy, and the like. His students are
devestated and for once, his collegues are hushed.

I have spoken to Grant Smith and to Victoria Neufeldt. Victoria is
preparing an announcement for DSNA based on a complete vita that I faxed
to her. She has been most helpful.

Please pass the news along to David Barnhart, as well and tell him that I
will be in touch with him when the dust settles. I will have some
questions about royalty payments for the gaming dictionary for tax

My best regards,


Thomas L. Clark
Department of English
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas NV 89154-5011
tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 702/895-3473 FAX 702/895-4801