Monday, January 18, 2010


We have learned from a reporter, who somehow miraculously made it from Santiago to Jacmel witin the past 18 hours or so, is in direct contact with Sue. He's spent much of the time he's been in Jacmel with her. The crew is "working very hard with a very dedicated crew of professionals" to get him out, and there is "no way" Sue is leaving without Flo. He's also promised to update the families as more information becomes available.


  1. Hi Robin and Co. This is Mary Doyle, good friend and travel partner of Flo's. So glad you're working on keeping his torch burning. I've been wanting to go work as a midwife in Jacmel since Flo moved there. As sad as I am not to have made it during Flo's life, I still wanna go and work in this city Flo loved so dearly. Btw, I took the studio photo for the Art21 blog; not sure who took the photo of him over the fire. See you Wednesday?

  2. hi mary- i won't be at the memorial in b-more, which makes me so sad. i love your photo on art21! it's so, like, 'flo with the fire in his eyes'. it's a wonderful thing to see. it's great that you want to work in jacmel; hopefully eventually you'll be able to do that.

    peace and well wishes,

  3. Status as of this a.m....paraphrased from a note Ann sent to me early this morning...According to the UN guard who is protecting Sue at the disaster site, heavy equipment got in by boat yesterday and they will recover Flo today. Sue has been digging by hand all this time and camping on site. Food and water are beginning to be distributed. IF the excavation is successful military transport will bring Sue and Flo home to the US (Florida). Another FYI: The State Dept's Americans missing in Haiti lists Flo's status as "unknown" despite the many phone and email messages sent to them.