still the lilacs bloom by Miranda Beall
still the lilacs bloom by Miranda Beall

On April 29, 1953, my sister, Clarissa Minthorne Beall, was born. On August 9, 2007, she passed away. Today she would have been 63. "still the lilacs bloom" is dedicated to her and to my mother, who used to say, “The lilacs are always in bloom for Clarissa’s birthday.”