from John Woolf
Dear Ramesh and Family.
Mary and I are so sad to hear of Ali's death and send our sincere condolences to you and your mother.
Yes we have good memories of Ali and yourself, the camping, the hiking and the group nights where as youngsters you learnt to folk dance, sing from the Woodcraft Folk song book, enjoy craft work and play games.
I remember that Ali and yourself were interested in nature and in particular your skill at being able to tell by the sound of the bird calls, which birds were nearby. (Ali, if I recall correctly, could imitate some of the bird calls as well).
To hear that Ali was writing a story about the Woodcraft Folk, remembering Mary and the hikes, was quite gratifying and made Mary quite reflective. We will always remember him.
Mary and John.