Welcome to Farksolia. I'm Stefan Cooke, and Barbara Follett was my aunt. I'm going through my family archives and sharing Barbara's words and fascinating story on this site. The more I learn about her, the more enchanted and intrigued I am. I dearly wish I could have met her, but in 1939 she disappeared from her apartment in Brookline, Massachusetts—23 years before I was born.
December 24, 2014 1 Comment
On Christmas morn,
Children, first looking from the windows,
See how desolate and bleak the garden is.
Withered the flowers, butterflies flown,
Summer gone from the woods.
December 7, 2014 3 Comments
… Barbara vanished from her apartment at 48 Kent Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.
November 27, 2014 2 Comments
I’m slowly closing in on the final edits and finishing the page layout for “Wings! Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters”—my big book full of Barbara. I’m really happy with how it’s turning out. My plan is for a limited, numbered edition in hardcover, a paperback, and eBook. It should be available early in 2015.
March 4, 2014 1 Comment
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February 19, 2014 1 Comment
Barbara will turn 100 on March 4th, 2014. In anticipation I’ve written a long post about her with photos on Tumblr.
My book for Barbara—Wings!—is coming along very well indeed. It’ll be a long book full of her writing with a few notes by me scattered about. I await interest from Alfred A. Knopf, et al. Assuming that no major publisher is interested in such an esoteric book in 2014, I’ll publish it myself. Happy birthday, Barbara!