Sallie, Carmine, Nicky and Walter, Your mother and I became acquainted through our DAR membership over 45 years ago and became very close, personal friends. We shared many a long, long telephone conversation and countless letters. I admired your mother not only because of her outer beauty; but her charm, knowledge and wit. Your mother was one of the most well-connected people I have known. She had a beautiful singing voice and did not hesitate to share it. Although I just found out about your mother's passing, I share your deep loss and extend to you my heartfelt sympathy.