TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
And her family history: Toshi Seeger died last week at the age of 91. She and her husband, Pete Seeger, had been married for more than seventy years.
Impossibly enough, they met at a square dance. In 1938!
Toshi Seeger led a remarkable life. Beyond that, her family history is simply astounding. This is the New York Times’ account of her life.
The Washington Post said this. ("Toshi Seeger, wife, muse and ally of Pete Seeger, dies at 91.")
The Seeger family brims with remarkable stories. The connection between the Seegers and Elizabeth Cotten is like something drawn from antique fairy tale: This precious jewel unseen among us.
How did Cotten come to work for the Seegers? On YouTube, she tells the story.
“I never could stand to see children cry,” Cotten memorably says.