Our friend has gone.
We attended the final ritual of her life last Thursday and it was no surprise to find how many lives she had touched with her grace and personality. A "Preps" teacher at a prestigious girl's school, she came into our lives when she became our neighbour, attended plays with us, became part of the "Birthday Girls".
They handed out jellybeans, an integral part of her classroom, and we all took one thankfully as her final reward for good behaviour.
As always, she gave generously.