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A Celebration Of Life..And A New Beginning

Mrs. Vilma Dianne Bowie Peele, a GREAT lady, an exceptional teacher and the mother of my good friend, Mr. Bryan Brandon Peele, passed away on the morning of February 10, 2010 in Northwest Washington, D.C. Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Mrs. Peele's life on February 17, 2010 (later, today), at Northeastern Presbyterian Church, which is located at 2112 Varnum Street, in Northeast Washington, D.C.

For more details, please visit Mrs. Peele's obituary (here), as it was published in The Washington Post on February 15th and 16th.

It is also, with no small measure of regret, that I announce The PENN BRANGLER will break for TWO weeks, during which I will be focusing on a long, long list of pressing matters, ..not the least of which is the development of another blog. For me, this coming fortnight will be a time to honor some long-standing and much neglected commitments to myself, my friends and family. May this be, for all of us, a time to honor those, who have honored us, in bleak times and hopeful ones--as Mrs. Vilma Peele often did--with their unconditional friendship.

That's not such a far-flung ambition in the neighborhood I come from, ..and we, in Penn Branch, are blessed that is so.

Hasta luego, Brangler.

Mel Dyer

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