Ellen Bromfield Geld, farmer and writer, has died at age 87. She wrote nine books and had a marvelous, unique style of creative nonfiction.
Sending love and light to her family and thinking of her generous spirit. She was elegant, sharp, and enterprising. I’m so privileged to have met her at Malabar Farm in Ohio.
Meeting and speaking with her reinforced the long bond between the Dos Passos and Bromfield families. Like my grandfather, Louis Bromfield (Ellen’s father), served in World War I as a ambulance driver and then earned renown as a writer. Late in my grandfather’s life, he visited Ellen and Carson at their farm in Brazil. My sister eventually visited their farm, too, and brought back happy memories.
When I visited Ellen in Ohio, she signed my copy of her book, The Heritage. She was a marvelous writer. Her storytelling conveys her warmth, her love of nature, and her love of Brazil and life on a good farm. Rest in peace and love, Ellen.
Short obituary in the Brazilian press.