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Bill Filikpkowski posts on 6/10/2011 1:36:23 AM We all knew that his days was coming. May she rest in peace with God. My favorite book was the Cat Who Moved a Mountain. If and when these stories are filmed, I believe that Tom Selleck would be excellent as Qwill.
mugschatz posts on 6/9/2011 9:13:30 PM We all knew it couldn't be too far in the future, given her age and recent ill health, but I cannot express the depth of my sense of loss. My condolences to Mr. Bettinger, and to all my fellow Moose County wannabees. I will dream of the cinematic treats to come.
Colleen Haithcock posts on 6/9/2011 8:57:10 PM I would like an obtituary worthy of framing from the Something! I would like to find a way of having a funeral (parade) with lots of people somewhere!

Rory posts on 6/9/2011 8:51:31 PM I feel so bad like I've lost a close friend. Its especially sad because her last book (if she wrote it) was so unsatisfying. I read where she once said that her books could only be made into movies after her death. I always thought Brian Dennehey would make a great Qwill.
Annie posts on 6/8/2011 5:15:00 PM It sure is a sad day for all Ms Braun's fans. I have read every single book and cannot imagine never reading about KoKo and YumYum again. They were so real to me as was Qwilleran, and all the residents. She will be missed by many. Rest in peace Blessed lady.
Eileen Carlan posts on 6/8/2011 4:19:25 PM Rest in peace, dear lady who gave me so much joy. The work you left will live forever.
KarenB posts on 6/8/2011 3:54:07 PM saw her obituary in the Charlotte Observer (Charlotte NC) the other day (Landrum Sc was where the info came from). The lovely lady will be missed. Karen in central Florida
Mary posts on 6/8/2011 12:28:21 PM Mrs. Braun passed away. Mrs. Braun's obit is in the Blueridge newspaper.
mugschatz posts on 3/24/2011 7:42:42 PM Just to add to Eileen's explanation, the spring is located in Squunk Corners, hence the name of the water. I don't think the writer meant it contained any alcohol, just a hint of flavor, perhaps (much like you might find in food prepared with wine after the alcohol has cooked away). Incidentally, Ms. Braun also introduced the legend that the destruction of backwoods distilleries during Prohibition in the Potato Mountains contributed to the superior flavor of the potatoes grown in that area, because the booze was spilled all over the ground ('The Cat Who Moved A Mountain').
Eileen Carlan posts on 3/24/2011 7:20:33 PM _Squunk water_ was originally described as mineral water available from a particular spring in Moose County. One of the later books, written after Ms. Braun's writing ability began to decline, included a story stating that an illegal still was destroyed near the spring, giving Squunk water its attractive properties. This, however, is not compatible with the books' story line. Qwill is a recovering alcoholic and drank Squunk water in place of alcoholic beverages. If the water had alcohol in it (very unlikely anyway because alcohol evaporates even more readily than water does), Qwill would not have been able to drink it.
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