December Harvest


By Ada Alden, as told to Constance Murray Greene


 
        Ada Alden was also known as Ada Foster Murray. Herself an honored poet, she was the mother of poet Aline Murray Kilmer, wife of Joyce Kilmer.
 
        December Harvest is Ada Alden's Autobiography, here presented as a zipped Word document (1997-2003) for public education and dissemination. Please observe the compiler's wishes concerning further distribution of the document.
 
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December Harvest

        Ada was a feminist. She came from a slave-holding family. Our family has agreed to make the document available "warts and all."
 
        This page is dedicated to Ary (last name unknown), slave of the Foster family into which my great-grandmother was born. We mourn Ary's loss of freedom. We hope some day to learn more about her and to meet her relatives.
Flower O' the Grass


 
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