Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “The Leisure Units

  1. Hi Stacy,

    I can´t thank you enough for your posts on Aly. I was his niece and I miss him more than words can say. I love the pictures and all the great things you say about him.

    He was my best friend.
    He was always there for me no matter what was going on in his life. I´m sure anyone that knew him will say the same. I remember him talking about Elephant and Castle even though I was a tiny girl back then. He of course gave me my first rock records before I could even walk, and our whole life was about music and films (even though he probably never saw more than 15 min. of most…). He was always making us laugh with his weird and brilliant jokes and he always came to my rescue before I even asked for it.
    I sill can´t believe he´s gone when I look at the pictures. It´s heartbreaking. He left way too soon and I will miss him forever…

    Thank you for the posts and the photos… I never saw him play other than in his house or my living room… Thank you!

  2. Oh Kim. You’re welcome. All the things you’re saying about him, yeah, that is Aly, I am so not surprised to hear that he was that kind of Uncle to you. It’s just so tragic that Sophie is now going to grow up without that special Aly kind of love and attention (obviously Laney will give her a whole other special kind of love).

    I am so sorry you lost him, it must be so hard. What can I say? Eventually we all know what it’s like to lose someone who made life better and then we have to learn to live with out them and I’m just so sorry you have to go through this, and at a relatively young age. It’s just horrible.

    By the way, he was weird and brilliant on stage. As you can imagine, very charismatic. Insane, adorable of course, manic, you couldn’t take your eyes off him.

  3. Hi Stacy,

    It was so great meeting you at the memorial. Seeing all of his friends there was the greatest thing. I finally put faces on all of Aly´s stories. Everyone loved him so much. He made an impact on so many people and I don´t think he ever noticed that.

    It is so sad that Sophie won´t get to grow up with the Aly that I had for so many years and that I grew up with. I guess it´s our job to tell her all about him and how great he was. I always imagined him taking her to her first rock concert as he did with me many times and it´s heartbreaking to think this will never happen. The only thing that makes me happy is that Laney is the greatest person ever. She is so brave and special and she is the greatest mom in the world. I guess we just have to fill in those Aly blanks with all of his great stories.

    Thanks again…

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