I just read where Muriel Hoffman died. She was a wonderful gentle lady. I talked with her in 2001 after I had been to a Gum family reunion in Weston, WV. At that time I had just learned of the "Leaves from the Gum Tree" and I called her to get information on how to get one. For all who don't have a copy, you must get it if is reprinted. It's a great historical document of the Gum family. Muriel spent many, many years and went many miles collecting this information. It's one of the best genealogical documents I've ever seen.