I adored your mother and am deeply, deeply saddened by her passing. She was an extraordinary woman, artist, calligrapher, and lover of nature .
I treasure all the times we spent together, sipping tea while talking about art, music, politics [she was always up to date and involved in ongoing issues], and the "past"-she had the most prodigious memory and brought to life the history of Boston's landmarks both in her exquisite paintings and her engaging stories. And then there was her love of gardening. She gave me many cuttings over the years, and three beautiful ivy trees that continue to flourish, a constant reminder of her generosity and spirit. She lit up the world in her special quiet way. I will miss her infinitely.
My heartfelt thoughts to you and the whole family. How blessed you were to have Margaret as your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Margaret's gentle smile and twinkle-that belied her inner strength- will always accompany me.
With fondest wishes,