A Small Spalding Gray Memorial

I’ve been to the area about five to seven times; Tompkins Square Park. One of my favorite spots is the Temperance Fountain. That fountain was established a hundred years ago to provide fresh water and (hopefully) wean people away from alcohol.

I had never noticed that the pavers around the fountain had dedications. Not all of them, but a bunch. As I circled it and looked (‘cuz I’m that kind of guy), I spotted a familiar name: Spalding Gray.

I never knew him or met him.  I best remember him in the movie “Swimming to Cambodia”.  He was something of a mezmerizing storyteller.

The paver reads “To The Best Dad in The World Spalding Gray All our love Marissa, Forrest Theo”.  According to Wikipedia, Marisa was his stepdaughter and the other two were his sons.  (And Wikipedia spells Marissa with one “s” whereas the paver has two.  I don’t know the right one.) [UPDATE:  Spalding Gray webmaster John Boland has provided the correct spelling:  “Marrisa”.  So the paver ought to read “To The Best Dad in The World Spalding Gray All our love Marrisa, Forrest Theo”.  This would correct the spelling of Marissa/Marrisa.]

But I do know that I enjoyed his monologue in Swimming to Cambodia.  Absolutely riviting.  I saw parts of “Monster in the Box” and enjoyed that, too.


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3 Comments on “A Small Spalding Gray Memorial”

  1. John Boland Says:

    Thank you very much for this information. I knew about the Memorial at Washington Square.
    I will post this information on the official site and for that I am very grateful.
    Marrisa has 2 r’s as does Forrest.
    webmaster for Spalding Gray/ Estate of Spalding Gray

    • Amilkar Says:

      实在看不过去了。冒一个泡。1.现在这一个时代了,基于web标准的xhtml规范开发页面的优点还把节省带宽拿出来说事。我承认它的优越性,但是这个几乎可以忽略不计的优点拿出来说服意见相反者,没有什么可能性。2. 引用内容一个兼容所有浏览器的一行三列自适应的布局,用简单的代码就能实现,为什么要用更多的hack 或代码来实现呢?这一个可真把我雷到了,等到大量数据的时候,维护的时候才叫一个麻烦呢。子鼠说的效率单是考虑了开发阶段的成本,那维护时候呢?说实话,对于一个熟手来说,基于division结构和table结构的布局在开发的情况下,几乎没有什么区别..3.css的选择符深度这一个问题,很明显,子鼠只是通过臆想 - 我不是人身攻击。我叫我拿证据出来也拿不出来,但是熟悉xml工作机制的话,自然会相信米随随的结论是正确的。4. 引用内容不要去使用生僻的标签,因为这些标签往往在不同浏览器中解释出来的效果不一样;这一个结论,真是足以让一个前端工作者心寒,彻底雷到了..举例说 address / 相对生僻,但是用样式表可以控制的,为啥不用,就因为不同的浏览器默认的解释不一样就不用了?5.最后说一下,米随随为啥不换一下字体大小,我看得好累。<div

  2. Keila Says:

    Thank you Jannette for taking the time to write and let us know. Our team will be so paelsed to read your feedback! Take care of all that you love. James and the talkingstones team.

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