From: Dorothy Bender <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: on giving
To: “b.a. barnett” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dearest Barbara Ann,
When I first saw you and Beau on the streets of Menlo Park in 1967, I thought I want to get to know this lovely woman with beautiful black thick hair shining, blue eyes, and this little adorable, energetic, blonde boy alongside her. We soon got acquainted and I invited you to swim in the pool at 720 Coleman Ave. and thrilled at this little guy splashing around.
You were the California Dreamin’ woman I so admired. “I’ll have what she’s having.”
Oh what a psychodramatic actress you were. You were my role model at 1001 Forest Ave. You did everything — managed the finances, acted, cooked, parented, volunteered, always expressing yourself with honesty, vitality and a lovely smile.
You give me so much, dear one.
In continued gratitude and admiration,