Gracious and genuine, Mrs. Birke was an amazing woman. As a child attending Richie's birthday parties, I was enthralled by this funny and beautiful woman with her "exotic" accent. I loved our family adventures to Birke's. As I got older and understood the adversity she had faced, my respect grew - what an honor to have known Mrs. Birke. My condolences to the Birke Family. Sally and each of you will remain in my daily thoughts. Peace.