How does one summarize and say goodbye to a 57 year friendship.? We lived almost side by side in Bellevue Nursing School from '56 to '59. With Marie Walz, Valerie Smith and Claudette Norris, we became the “Big Five”. We sat through classes together, all in the last half of the class. We met each other's families, we went to each other's homes. We were capped and graduated together. Sophie and I went to Marie, Claudette's and Val's weddings and were the single ones for a long time. We met Claudette the first week of December and went to the concert at South Street Seaport. We kept in touch and did Christmas cards every year. We married within a year of each other and visited in Florida together, we went on a Baltic Cruise together. They visited us in Ireland and loved it. After my husband died they called with an apartment in Florida, they fixed it up for me, they almost furnished it completely for me. We had Opera and Broadway Across America subscriptions together. We went to Peter Pan for breakfast 2 or 3 mornings a week and Birthday dinners (2 days apart) at Zuckerello's . I could go on and on but must say goodbye to my dear, dear friend Sophie. I love you and will remember you always.