You might not remember us. You and your dear mother were our friends (my son Andrew and me) when we lived in Adams Morgan at 1851 Columbia Road. The 4 of us spent lots of time together in the 1990s . I even have pictures of you and Andrew.
Sadly, we lost touch when we moved to upper Connecticut Avenue and life intervened. I tried to call over the years but the number I had was disconnected and l gave up looking. I am so sorry that I did because my friendship with Joanne meant a lot to me and I regret that our friendship waned.
The other day, I decided to google your name with hers and learned that she had passed away. She and I shared many political discussions (I wish I could speak with her now!) and, as single parents, discussions about you and Andrew. I will always remember her as a fierce advocate for you, especially at that time, making sure that you got to a good elementary school, a difficult task in DC. I am thrilled to know that she was able to see what a success you have become.
I do have a photo of you and Andrew so if you would like me to send it to you, please let me know.
You are in my thoughts.