‘Living Memories Project’ lifts local author’s spirits

y David Reich-Hale

Meryl Ain’s mom seemed to be in perfectly good health when an aggressive form of cancer took hold.

Within months, on Nov. 3, 2006, Ain’s mother was gone, stunning the author and educator who had lost her father only a year earlier.

“I had a very difficult time, and people kept telling me I needed closure,” said Ain, of Commack. “I came to the conclusion that there is no closure.”

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