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S. Dillon Ripley 1913 - 2001

S. Dillon Ripley 1913 - 2001

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He was a man who enjoyed his life and work to the fullest. I recall a summer afternoon at his house in western Connecticut. He was sitting on the patio, drinking a glass of wine and looking out over the pond he built so long ago at his beloved ducks and geese. A pair of Cochin bantam hens swirled around his feet like windup toys. A man at ease. And there it was—that impish smile.

—Don Moser

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