Edward Carroll
1951 - 2007

Tribute from Freya
May 15, 2007


Los Angeles is a small town for being such a big city and news travels fast across miles and decades. I was shocked to hear that Ed had died and even though I haven’t seen him for many years, he’s always held a very special place in my heart.

I am incredibly sad that he is gone.  His passing has caused a flood of memories.  My years at UCLA and Ed are intrinsically woven together and it was a wonderful time of learning and loving and growing.  Time has gone by so quickly.  These are some of the images and memories that have come back in a rush…

  • Tai Chi – Ed and I met at a Tai Chi class that was offered through the Experimental College at UCLA. We did Tai Chi together for years, at UCLA and in the yard of the house in Felton.
  • My First Baseball Game – Ed took me to my first baseball game, left field bleachers at Dodger stadium.  I was hooked for life! We also saw Nolan Ryan pitch in Oakland.
  • Backpacking – Ed took me on my first of many backpacking trips. We even made our own backpacks.
  • Santa Cruz – Living with Ed (and Barney, Maxine and Phil) in Felton was the only time I have ever lived away from Los Angeles.
  • 1414 3/4 Colby – Home for three years.
  • The Chieftains – Happy morning music! Ed and I saw them in San Francisco with Niall.
  • Oona (O’Tuna) – What a beautiful cat!
  • The Hula Dancer Lamps – An interior decorating bone of contention. Ed won!
  • Bruin Basketball – Sometimes we’d go to a game, then come home and watch it again on TV. Then we’d watch Saturday Night Live and drink Grey Riesling wine.
  • Bruin Football – Ed took me to my only UCLA football game while I was a student. We went to a Stanford game so I could see the Stanford band in action.
  • Mexico – Ed and I went to Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta in May of 1979.
  • Time Passages – Ed was really into Al Stewart and the lyrics from this song seem apropos.

There’s so much more….
It is hard to have the passage of time marked by the loss of an exceptional person.

With love,


Time Passages
Al Stewart & Peter White

It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was going down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Well I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Hear the echoes and feel yourself starting to turn
Don't know why you should feel
That there's something to learn
It's just a game that you play

Well the picture is changing
Now you're part of a crowd
They're laughing at something
And the music's loud
A girl comes towards you
You once used to know
You reach out your hand
But you're all alone, in these
Time passages
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight