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Opal at about age 90
Opal in the hospital, photo about 1990

Picture of Opal at about age 90 woman

Opal died on February 22, 1992 at the age of ninety-five. She is buried in London's Highgate Cemetery near other famous writers such as Charles Dickens. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Karl Marx. She never married or had children.

On her grave is an inscription that reads "I spake as a child". In 1999 the city of Cottage Grove dedicated a statue to her in the town library.

Paragraph 33: What Opal wants when she grows up     

Paragraph 319: Opal wants to write books and have twins     

Photo courtesy of Stephen Williamson  

 

 


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