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Condolence Notes

Calvin Trillin received many condolence notes when his wife died. Many of these notes came from his readers who did not know Alice but felt as if they did because of his descriptions of her in his work.

Important Stuff Envelope

Alice kept letters she had written, letters written to her, and newspaper clippings in an envelope that was marked Important Stuff.

SEEK

Alice worked at City College with the SEEK program at one time. SEEK, or Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge, was a program designed to help unprepared college students succeed.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is cancer of the lung tissue. Alice suffered lung cancer and underwent radiation treatments that damaged her heart, leading to her death twenty-five years later.

Alice's Tax

Alice's Tax was a tax plan Alice came up with that stated that at a certain income level, all of a person's...

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