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January 29, 2024
Sherman Was a Playwright
I knew Sherman before he joined the military.  He wrote several plays and I acted in them.  He was a dear friend in very hard times in America and for young people.  When I knew him, he lived in Seattle.   The Swings – A one act, about an actor […]
May 2, 2022
Memories of Acting in His Plays
As I said in another place, I was an actress in at least two, maybe three of his plays written in the late 60s or early 70s.  My name at that time was Anne Dawson.  His writing plays was not mentioned in the obituary and I consider it a significant […]
March 7, 2022
Sherman Woo was my ‘Goo’
Sherman Woo was my ‘Goo’ for as long as I can remember. ‘Goo’ my toddler pronunciation for the Cantonese word for ‘brother.’ Before I went to school, we would send and receive messages in Morse code in the middle of the night between my bedroom and his and Dickson’s. We […]
December 17, 2021
Platoon Corporals during Basic Training at Fort Lewis
I just received some sad news. Sherman Woo, who served briefly with me through Basic Training in 1968 passed away. Sherman was one of my “corporals,” a squad leader, when I was in command of the honor platoon in 1968. Sherman was an ethnic Chinese United States citizen. We weren’t […]
October 5, 2021
Wedding Toast
Sherman’s toast to Krissy and Rosten on their wedding day struck me at the time as being bold and wise and prophetic. He hoped in their life together they would experience the ultimate fulfillment of children and family. And I seem to remember he said it with some urgency! Reading here […]
September 23, 2021
While reading the beautiful memorial tribute to Sherman I was struck by these words: that he lived his life fiercely, and then gently. Nothing I could write, no particular Sherman story I could tell, would come even close to the truth of those words: fiercely, and then gently. To me, […]
September 19, 2021
Childhood New Year’s
I spent many of new year’s at the Woo house. I was always happy to visit with Megan and Ross, I always looked up to them. We would watch the top 100 video countdown every year Michael Jackson’s thriller was always the top video. We would of course eat good […]
September 19, 2021
I first met Sherman sometime is the fall of 1971.  He and my husband, Rich Johnson, were studying English literature with the same professor, whose name I forget.  I loved Sherman.  He was funny and smart and didn’t give me too much shit for being less than smart.  He made […]
September 17, 2021
Bemused Intellectual
I remember Sherman as a teen with Rosten- I was treated as family thru a time when I really needed that. Memorable times are when we’d be getting a ride somewhere and he’d challenge us with an idea that would spur us all into debate. He’d present his side strongly […]