I have just found out about your loss -- I'm shocked and very sad.
I was a close friend of Tamela's in the early 1990s; I lived next door to her in Inwood; and visited her once in Maine in 1994, when I met Betty at Thanksgiving. We kept track of each other; I last saw her in 2009 when she came down to New York to attend Jim Carroll's funeral.
There's nothing I can say except that Tamela was/is an important part of my life; and that I will miss her greatly.
May 06, 2014 | New York, NY