It's an understatement to say that Louise Levingston was a character. But she truly defined the word, with her outspoken nature, vintage cars, German Shepard Julie and her many cats. Her back yard at times resembled a soda can recycle outlet. She was an accomplished trumpet player.
Louise was a way ahead of her time environmentalist. For her devotion to maintaining the Crystal Lake cove in her neighborhood, it was named in her honor in 1982. Her philosophies were sometimes hard for me to follow, but when it came to the Cove, we always saw eye-to-eye. We informally identified ourselves as the Friends of Crystal Lake in the mid 1990's and in 2008 when this organization became official, despite her failing health, Louise was there to lend her support.
I will fondly remember Louise's sense of humor, energy and our 30+ years of friendship. She was a great neighbor and an inspiring person.
Newton Highlands, MA