Did you know that she (Evelyn) had written 5 books? But a Brown Bird Sang, 1993, life in her Florida "hideaway." Lonesome Glee. 1996, "an elixir of the heart, distilled from wonder and beauty" a"must for bird watchers". Very Nearly Me, 2004, Adventures of an Anglophile, Ev's year in Great Britain spent photographing and visiting places associated with the literature she taught and loved. Susie, 2006, the life of Ev's mother in rural Connecticut at the turn of the century. Dancing On My Desk, 2007, the story of her teaching career. Of course I have all of them! She was very special to me; I'd known her for 50 years. Luckily I visited her just a month before she left us and called the night of the massive stroke from which she never regained consciousness. One last thought from a former student who now lives in Seattle: "The world without Evelyn Copeland will not be the same. I'm grateful that we were blessed to know and treasure her and to be treasured by her." Pat Shiner, former French teacher (33 years) at Ludlowe and then Warde.