October 24th, 2006

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Chicago here we come.

A caution to this tale: As this is a memory about Mike, some actions by others may be falsely attributed to Mike. This is the nature of storytelling. If you are reading this and were there and you think something different—get over it, it’s my memory. This is the 1975-1976 school year. The place is Bloomington, IN.
Collapse ) We gave Mike a hard time, but make it home we did, and the trip is one of my memories of a lifetime. Collapse )
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Memorial Service update

The memorial service, reception, and wake for John M. Ford will all be held on Friday, October 27. All are welcome.

The memorial service and reception will be at:

The First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave S.
Minneapolis MN 55408
Directions from within the neighborhood can be found here.

The service will begin at 2 pm. Four of Mike’s closest friends will deliver eulogies; in addition, some limited time will be available during the service for other people to share memories, or favorite short quotations from Mike’s writing.

The reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 pm in the social hall of the church, right below the sanctuary.

Please, no flowers.


In the evening (starting at 7 pm), you are invited to gather for a wake hosted by Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden in suite 215 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South, which used to be the Radisson South.
Local area directions are here.

7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439

The wake is a potluck event; please bring something to share (and label it with its ingredients). We will also accept contributions for drinks; any contributions which are not needed for drinks or hotel space will be passed along to the good causes below. (If you have questions about the potluck, please post them here for now. We hope to provide the name of a point person for these questions soon.)


If you would like to contribute to Mike's memory, we recommend:

The John M. Ford Memorial Endowment Fund
Friends of the Library
Minneapolis Public Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401


The Surgical Transplant Fund
Transplant Clinic
825 S. 8th St.
Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Carpooling on Friday

We are looking for someone who can coordinate carpooling--or we can do that via this community.

If you can help carpool people around on Friday, please let us know, especially from the church to the Sheraton Bloomington.

Your suggestions and assistance welcome.

Thank you.