Miss (as we called her then) Kaufman was the most inspirational and memorable college teacher I had. I was lucky enough to have her as my freshman English teacher and advisor. She taught me to read and to write and had a wonderful sense of humor. Although i had no contact with her after i left MHC inn 1961 to transfer to Barnard, she has lived on in my memory. For some reason, as i was looking at my alumnae magazine today, i was inspired to "Google" her name and find out what she was up to. Alas, I found that she had recently passed on. I welcome this opportunity to pay tribute to her and bid her a fond farewell.