Thursday, January 12, 2006

Waiting for our Messiah

January 12, 2006

I was thinking of Irving only last week, wondering how he was getting along. I see he has now decided to go travelling. Of course, we'll miss him, but that's just our point of view. I'm sure he'll be back before we've fully realized he's gone.

Ann Diamond (Montreal, QC )

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To the Girls of my Graduating Class

January 12, 2006

I was privileged to have been taught by Irving Layton and, especially, to be in the class immortalized in his poem, "To the Girls of my Graduating Class". He is gone, but for me and the thousands of students he taught, his inspiration will endure forever.

Sol Nayman (Toronto, ON )

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Now is the Place

January 11, 2006

As a student of the United Talmud Torah I was a grade 8 student of an unforgetable teacher,who taught us History with no books and ran with us outside on Fletchers Field. A teacher never forgotten whose book Now is the Place (1948) which he autographed for us and which still has a place of honour in my bookcase. What more can be said of such a great personality never to be forgotten.

Myrna Lorraine Solomon (Pierrefonds, QC )

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ABC News article Jan 5
Irving Layton, One of Canada's Top Poet's, Dies at 93

Repubslihed Associated Press article Jan 4