thanks to both of you for the links. They were helpful in filling in some blanks.
My first reaction to the one by Merlito is to wonder why if the Apostles were witnesses to this, they never wrote of it. But, then too, I think they didn’t write very much about Mary in the Gospels and Epistles, so maybe that isn’t too surprising.
I had always thought, though I don’t know why, that she had lived for many years with the Apostle John and had probably outlived most of the Apostles and that was why we do not read about her death and Assumption from any of them.
These are interesting stories and I wouldn’t begin to hazard a guess as to which is true. It doesn’t matter to me as I fully believe she is together with her Son in heaven.
I guess like other things the Church teaches, it is a mystery and a matter of faith.