"Oh, no," were the words that just escaped my lips. I had hoped to reconnect with Anne these past several years, with feeble attempts via Facebook every so often proving fruitless. Only now did I stumble upon her obituary. I was her next-door neighbor in our dorm years at NU. What an amazing girl she was then - so smart, vivacious, kind, selfless. So spirited, so real, yet self-effacing. I used to proofread her papers for freshman English. Wow, she was an impressive writer. Certain music still makes me think of her today and makes me smile. She seemed always to know who she was, even as she was just coming of age. I admired her. I am so sad to hear just now that she is gone from this earth. May her memory live on in the lives of those she touched.