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Photo: Elizabeth, Jill, and the Bronte poem quilt


Elizabeth Ann and I didn’t see each other often after I moved to California, but we collaborated on a few projects: I illustrated “Lena Bernice: Her Christmas in Wood County, 1895” and typeset “Death in Ohio”. The poem “Ivory” inspired a small stitchery. The Bronte quilt poem was a family project. I drew the text on the fabric, our Aunt Dorothy cross-stitched the border, and my mom, Wilda, did the hand quilting.

Photo and text courtesy of Jill Carter Knuth


Photo: Elizabeth in Abu Dhabi


Elizabeth Ann traveled back and forth to Abu Dhabi during the time Adnan worked there, but she maintained their home in Columbus.
Photo and text courtesy of Jill Carter Knuth.

Photos: The young Elizabeth Ann

Elizabeth Ann’s cousin Jill Carter Knuth has sent us some early delightful pictures of EA along with descriptions:


 She was my oldest cousin. One day when she was probably seven or eight and I was three or four, she gathered us together and read a story to us. I thought how wonderful it was to be able to read. Her interest in the written word was manifested from the very beginning. Here’s Elizabeth Ann at age two or three.


 Elzabeth Ann was the oldest of six children, and the oldest of the 20 grandchildren of our Grandmother Carter. Here is Liz as the young matriarch with Grandma and some of the younger grandchildren. Liz grew up in the small town of Fostoria, Ohio, where Grandma lived and where I grew up. Many of her poems relate to the town and the people she knew there.

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As a teen-ager, Elizabeth Ann studied ballet, and taught dance to several young students. Here is a dance recital from 1952, the year before she graduated from high school Throughout her life she had a flair for the dramatic and loved to dress “in character”. She wrote reviews of dance performances and staged poetry readings.

Photos and text courtesy of Jill Carter Knuth.