October 31, 2004



I was trying to look up my old friend India and ran across your blog. I am so saddened to hear that she died. I met India when I was 11 or 12 years old. We met at a Thompson Twins concert and exchanged addresses. We were pen pals for a couple of years then I suppose she moved away, I'm not sure how or why our correspondence siezed.

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After spotting two people from Midlothian at the Easter Parade in Richmond, I began to try to find information on my old high school friends and lunch pack.

I was saddened to learn now of India's passing. India and I would see each other out clubbing, while all our other peers partied in Salisbury, Settler's Landing, or Brandermill. I recall deep conversations on philosophy, language, and human sexuality - which led me to my career in sexology.

India was an excellent speaker, writer, and human being who was so down to earth. Whether she dressed goth or otherwise, anyone felt comfortable approaching her - and benefited from doing so.

Though her passing was six years ago, for me it is now - and I am grateful that she made my time in high school was brightened by her presence. I hope that in some small way that I did the same for her.


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I won and lost at the same time. I wonder if she ever tried to find me? Finding Chris Davis would have been darn near impossible of course.

Chris Davis

I'm shocked. I was a childhood friend of India's; we attended Greenfield Elementary School together. We had a little 9 year old's crush on each other and spent a lot of time together. I remember looking forward to recess each day so that she would chase me around the playground. She would come over to my house and we'd play in the streets for hours. When I moved to Atlanta in '79 she gave me a picture of her. I'm sure I still have it somewhere, but I still recall that's she wearing a white/green striped overall with a frog on the shirt pocket. I remember the pain of leaving Richmond and her. Weird. Occasionally over the years I've challenged myself to try to find her. Yesterday I happened up on this site and the memorial page. I won and lost at the same time. I wonder if she ever tried to find me? Finding Chris Davis would have been darn near impossible of course. Funny that all this time she was only a few miles away from my house, and I've been to the Emory campus many times over the past few years. My condolences to her family. I'd love to hear more about her from any of you.

Betsy Migliaccio

John- you capture India so well in you story... it made me laugh and think about hard about times that i myself had forgotten. We lost a true friend....


Deeply sorry for this loss - yours, and everyone's.

Ellyn Foltz

I am a business colleague of India's father and was searching the internet for some information on how to contribute to some cause or charity in her memory. I (in fact all of us) who know her father through work are so deeply sad about this and very grieved for her parents. However . . .it is so wonderful that those of you who are her friends have put together this lovely and poignant site to collect thoughts about her.

Carole Meyers

Hi John--Thanks for visiting us at the Emory site and sharing this link. When we came up with the idea, we hoped it would be a place where people both within and without Emory could remember her. We're going to be adding a pictures page with some scanned artwork (mostly cards) that she had made, so watch for that. --Carole

Jim Johns

Peace India. Peace.

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