Fundraising trainer and consultant par excellence, author of Boards from Hell and How to Ask for Money without Fainting, pilot, colleague, kind and funny and generous soul, Susan Scribner gave me the little gray button that inspired my trio of vignettes at one of our first meetings, close to 30 years ago.

In searching for her current whereabouts so I could send her this essay, I learned that Susan died early this year. I remember her signature voice mail message: “Sorry I missed your call; I’m probably out picking up coins on the beach.” I like to think of her doing that in perpetuity. RIP, Susan.

“Fonly” is my third published piece in Burningword Literary Journal.


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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