My heart goes out to Sheryl, the Gordons, and everyone else who knew and loved Penny.
Penny and I took a cross-country road trip to Las Vegas in the late 90's. Quite possibly, I sustained more true, crazy-eyed, deep belly laughs in those seven days than in the 10 years since.
She also augmented my deplorable culinary skills one recent Thanksgiving by helping me bake an apple pie. "Whatta ya mean you don't *really* know how to peel an apple?" Again, more laughter went into that dessert than should be the legal limit.
She was a terrific friend. I love her and miss her deeply.