Dear Ted, Mike, Chip and Ricky,
I was so sorry to hear the news about Laura. She will always occupy a warm place in my heart, as a neighborhood mother who stayed centered and calm, no matter what we kids were up to. I also admired how she pursued her own education and interests even while serving as the anchor point of the family, as a strong team with Ted. I am so thankful that you arranged time together for us with her on a visit to South Hadley a year or so ago, and it was obvious that her inquisitive spirit was strong and lively, as always. She served as a positive and enduring role model for those of us privileged to grow up in her steady presence on Chapel Hill. With much love and support to all of you. Although we can't join you in person on Aug 4, please know our family is with you in spirit as you celebrate Laura's life and legacy.