What a shock it was for me to learn at our reunion that my dear friend Carolyn Howard Bowles had passed away. I had my knee surgery in March and Carolyn had been calling me every two or three weeks to make sure I was OK and to lift my spirits. She was so faithful for so long that I just could not believe she was gone. But Carolyn has always been the best letter-writer of anyone I know. I would send her my annual Christmas letter and she would write back immediately. I often send a Valentine letter to answer the letters that come at Christmastime, and so she would receive one and before February was over, I'd have another letter from Carolyn. I could never keep up with all her writing. She was good! From AHS we shared being in Miss Rickel's Latin Classes and the fun of the annual Latin Banquet event. Rest in peace my dear friend.