Marjorie Colville McKenna of Washington, D.C., a Ridgefielder from 1961 to 2007, died on April 1, as her beloved robins — banished two days earlier by a freak D.C. snow storm — regrouped outside her window to herald a warmer day, the first reliable promise of spring.
Our mother, Marjorie McKenna was a writer, a thinker, a stirrer-up of trouble when things were calm. She loved music and birds and puns. She was aural and heard everything. Moving to Washington was an unexpected assault on all her senses, but especially her hearing: city sirens, garbage trucks, mail trucks backing up: Why must they do that? Every day!