Sunday, January 17, 2010

Reminiscences: Sandy Green

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It has occurred to me in further contemplating the fascination that the dream image featured in the post below holds for me, that it doesn’t look like something I would draw precisely because I didn’t draw it. I have had a vague memory—which could well be a false memory, but maybe not—that I described my dream to my friend Sandy and asked her to draw it for me.

Sandra Green is one of the most beautiful people (and women) that I’ve known in my life. In the faded photograph below, taken circa 1970 in the living room of an Ann Arbor apartment on Packard Road that I shared with Chris in the second year of our marriage, Sandy is on the right. Her sister, Paula, is on the left.


Sandy, in addition to being a beautiful soul, is also an artist who is gifted at drawing illustrations embodying a fairy tale quality. When I first met her, in the late ‘sixties, her marriage to Chris Frayne, the younger brother of George “Commander Cody” Frayne, had recently broken up.

I last saw Sandy in New York City. She stayed for a few days with my then wife, Kym, and me in our place on W. 89th Street, circa 1984 or ‘85. As I remember, Sandy had recently returned to New York from Hong Kong. She had learned the Chinese language and worked as a translator.

I would love to hear from Sandy again. In the age of Google, and in the spirit of “six degrees of separation,” if this post could somehow put me in touch with her, I’d be most grateful.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear from Sandy again. In the age of Google, and in the spirit of “six degrees of separation,” if this post could somehow put me in touch with her, I’d be most grateful.

Did you Facebook-search? Apparently, everybody but me and Kim Jong Il are using it. I found an old friend on MySpace when I tried that site for a hot two days. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find her, unless she is social-website averse like myself.

--MS

Anonymous said...

You know I envy the fact that you've held on to your creative and personal stuff all these decades. My younger brother accidentally threw out all my pre-college work back in the mid-80s. The only thing I have from that period is a Christmas Card I designed at age 15, which I found in my father's effects after he passed. The blog is good, but I would digitize your stuff and put it on DVDs so that your family and friends have it in case Blogger disappears or gets engulfed in some corporate buyout some day.

I swear the kid in this comic strip reminds me so much of myself from that period

http://comics.com/frazz/2010-01-17/

--MS

Rodak said...

Yeah, I did a Facebook search. Also Googled it, etc. One problem, the name is extremely common... Also, after 25 years, I have nothing more than the name to go on.
As for my stuff, I'm indexing it and preserving it. My posterity will have the original documents, if they want them. If they don't, they'd just lose the disks, anyway--right?

William R. Barker said...

Do you have any idea where she attended high school or college?

BILL

P.S. - Interesting; I would have gone for Paula.

(*SMILE*)

Rodak said...

Nope. If I ever knew, I don't remember. I think it was in Michigan. Paula and Sandy were both attractive physically. But Sandy is a special person.

Rodak said...

Sandy and I were never romantically involved, btw.

Rodak said...

I swear the kid in this comic strip reminds me so much of myself from that period

I can see his legacy. ;-)