My friend Kris died. We knew each other for 35 years. She managed a systems support group at Honeywell when I joined the company. We not only worked together but often ate lunch together. She let me borrow her young kids one night so I could see the movie "Cinderella" and not look too out of place. One summer she and I spent weekends white water canoeing rivers within a day's drive. She retired in 2000 but we were already in a "GNO" (Girls Night Out) group by then so we saw each other multiple times each year. In retirement she became a Master Gardner and became active in Wild Ones (a native plant group). When I first moved back here, she could point out wild flowers that I didn't even notice. At GNO get-togethers we'd talk politics, science, books, religion, and solve all of the world's problems. She'll be missed.