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You were born on Tuesday, September 30, 1958. The weather was fair with the temperature in the mid-60's. A fine New York autumn day. The headlines in The New York Times that day spoke about the problems of school integration. Even then our country was in turmoil. As far as I know the daily newspapers made no mention of your arrival in our world. That night on TV we watched such things as Wyatt Earp and the Arthur Godfrey Show.
You were the youngest of three children born to Mom & Dad and you were instantly Daddy's little girl. Michael and I were concerned that your arrival might mean fewer Christmas presents for us. But when we found out that you were a girl we were relieved. After all, we would have no interest in your dolls and you would have no interest in our toy soldiers.
In 1963 we moved from our little apartment on 51st Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to a nice house on 70th Street in Bay Ridge. There is where you began to grow into the remarkable individual we have come here to honor today.
You attended St. Ephrem's Grammar School and graduated, like most of us in the middle of your class. You never sought the top, nor would you settle for the bottom of the academic ladder. After St. Ephrem's it was on to Fort Hamilton High School. There again you maintained the same standards that you achieved in grammar school.