Everyone's Best Friend
Linda Lee knew how to make a friend feel special. She knew just how to make you feel like you were the most important person to her.
"She listened with her fullest attention," said Tiffany Norwood, her friend since kindergarten. "She wanted to know exactly what was going on in your life."
Ms. Lee, 34, was a senior associate at Jennison Associates, a financial services firm. On Sept. 11, she was attending a technology conference at the trade center.
Ms. Lee had a love of adventure, Ms. Norwood said. In high school, the two girls would sneak off from their homes in Camp Springs, Md., to New York for the weekend. As young women, they would sweet talk New York cabbies into letting them drive the taxi. "She had an amazing ability to make and nurture friendships," said Stacey Harris, another close friend. "She made you feel like you were her only friend."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 19, 2001.