National Geographic : 1986 Apr
from Western Samoa that Aggie Grey said, "It makes me happy to dance. If I didn't, I think I'd be in a wheelchair." I'm sorry to report that Aggie is now confined to a wheelchair, since a stroke last year. She still makes every effort to welcome and farewell her guests, but she leaves the danc ing to her daughter. She's still the "Grand Old Lady of the Pacific." Maybe some of the World War II servicemen who left Aggie their photographs would like to write to her and, by sharing some of their happy memories of the past, help her, as she helped so many of them. Tony Adams Melbourne, Australia Robert Louis Stevenson's "Requiem" contains the line: "Home is the sailor, home from sea," not "the sea." This line is often misquoted. Is Steven son's line also misquoted on his own tomb as you say in "The Two Samoas"? Frank Dunn Hackettstown, New Jersey Yes. Letters should be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted.