I had the pleasure of being Audrey Lafirira’s friend for the last few years before her death in February 2022. I spent almost 2 years interviewing her over the phone and Covid kept that limitation in place until she died. We occasionally talked from a distance, she on her deck in a chair and I on the lawn. We worked on a list of historic farms of E Montpelier but then that transitioned to her stories.
Here is the essay I wrote that covered all her stories (many scribbled on scrap paper while trying to make lunch as we talked on the phone) and I added geneology, maps, and pictures to it. It has been read by Audrey’s cousin Ann Gray and updated with her comments. I expect to edit it as I learn more.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any info or additions for me. Link below – Loads slowly, 12 MB file: Audrey draft rev 2 6/13/2022