EDITH FELBER (EDITH LAYTON):
1936 - June 1, 2009
Edith was one of those sprites of the air who created joy and laughter wherever she went. We met
through her books, but the author very quickly became the friend. At the time I took early retirement
from IBM Research, I looked at the web first as a way to put together a multimedia resume. It wasn't long at
all before I began to think of the web as a canvas on which I could express myself. Having time on my hands,
and being more than a little compulsive by nature, I offered Edith a website for the joy of giving her a place
of her own. It was through those intense days of design that we learned to know and value one another.
From then on, I was always trying to suck Edith into my enthusiasms, and I usually was successful.
Within my stained glass site, we added pages for
Edith's lamps and
Edith's windows. And there was even a page of
Edith's beautiful philosophy underlying the art we both so loved.
My serious attempt to understand how the old sayings of grandmother's ("two wrongs don't make a right")
helped create the adult I became was turned once again into humor with
Edith's contributions of her own childhood memories
("Your eyes will stick if you cross them that way.").
Edith and I kept up and expanded her website from 1997 to 2005. My initial thought had been to make a site
for her of perhaps 15 pages, but that estimate soon doubled, and then tripled. But enthusiasms will out, and the site ended up being over 150 pages. In 2005
Edith turned to a new literary agent and a professional web designer. Her new site is beautiful,
though I'll always love the wonderful and funny site she and I created together. I've skeletonized
some of that site to recapture her charming conversations with her
fans, as well as her inside memories of her books.
Edith's Writing in Her Old Site
Online Conversations with Edith
Edith on 'Friends' page
Edith's Current Site
Word Wenches Words for Edith