Amethyst Rose: August 4, 1990
Our second child, Amethyst Rose, was stillborn on August 4th,
1990. The next day, and every year since then, I (Steve) have
posted something -- I guess you could call it a prose poem -- on
Here are the postings again, indexed by year (they're all in the same file):
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011
The entire collection of Usenet posts, give or take a few, can be found
with a Google search for
"amethyst rose" savitzky.
The raw text of the various posts and their followups are collected here:
1990 1991 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002
Note that there was no post in 1992 (I was out of state and off the net), nor in 1999, when Colleen's mother and my father died within a month; it's possible I'd had enough of grieving for that year. Note, too, that although I feel a little guilty about posting other peoples' responses here, all of this is available from the archive at Google Groups -- in fact, I had lost my copies of the 1990-1993 posts, so I'm eternally grateful to the good folks at the late, lamented Deja-News for passing their archive on to Google.