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One note on the Tale of Irma Clark - this is a true story. Her real name was Dixie Paul.

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Thanks Carol. Great photo too 🙂

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Thanks so much for this one on Early Days--just lovely, and great to see the pictures!

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The group photo on the Nekbakht Foundation site inspired me to look for Shamcher in the crowd - and there he stood! There was a chart that included everyone's name so I followed that. Looks legit, even though Shamcher often joked, "History is a story of events that didn't happen, told by someone who wasn't there."

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Would Hayat Standlinger have been in any of those old photos? I don't know if/when she was there.

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I was looking for her name in any of the lists but didn't find her. We know she was there, though, from her stories of the darshan light. Isn't it interesting that Shamcher and she were both there, but only really connected in the Bay area much later in life.

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Jan 26, 2022Liked by Carol Sill

Maybe she is in that photo, or another one, but we don't know what she looked like then.

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I never heard her stories about the darshan light. Would love to if you or anyone else remembers them.

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And yet, he was not at all tall! Must have been on his toes...

As you may faintly recall, I was given Shamcher’s suit jacket and vest by Daphne, which I later had tailored (the sleeves let out) so that it would fit my arms well. I have worn it a number of times! Thus, my guess is that he stood about 5 ft 4 in.

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That's why I double-checked the list - he was no doubt taller when he was younger, but may have been standing on a bit of a hill there - or perhaps he had greater stature than we knew, haha. I think he was a bit taller that 5'4" though.

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