My unique and very special friendship with Shirley started thirty years ago and our age span was also thirty years! Shirley was one of those rare gems, a person who lived life with integrity and from her heart. We all experienced Shirley's abundant love and laughter, as well as her remarkable creative talents. I can't begin to write all the memories I hold dear to me, as well as the numerous knitted and needlepointed items she made for me and my family, especially my girls while growing up. What a gift she was for all of us! She will be greatly missed.