Madeleine Lawton Speik (1912-1977)

in progress …


like her father, athletic and a brilliant scholar

unlike her father, abandoned her ambitions

followed in her mother’s footsteps as wife, mother, hostess

developed throat cancer … when her brother came to visit her in her hospital bed, she whispered, “I’m going to beat this, Bobby.” But she passed soon after that, at age 64.

need to get details/impressions/anecdotes from Jim and Fred Lynden