How I remember those lunches we used to have as cousins when you lived on 59th street and I lived across the alley on 58th street. You were the “good, well-behaved girl” and I was the one that got the comment , “Gail, behave or I’ll backhand you”. So often I heard “Why can’t you behave like your cousin, Sue?” That was especially true at the Holiday time when we went visiting my Grandma Luchini (your mother’s) brothers and sisters who didn’t always have kids to play with. I would get bored and I guess my rambunctiousness said it all. Then, as adults I valued our “cousins” lunches in Lake Geneva during the summer time. We all went on to our individual lives but we kept our lunches. I’m so glad that you and I got to go back to our grade school reunion a couple of summers ago and see former classmates and even some of the “sisters”. Thanks, Sue for the lunch memories, the memories walking to elementary school at St. Mary Help of Christians, and for our good times as adults. And like you, I too have one son, but no grandchildren yet, so maybe there is still hope, that in time,I can be like my cousin Sue.
Above Picture is our Annual Cousins Luncheon in Lake Geneva
My condolences to Robert, Christopher and her wonderful family. Her dog friends have lost a true champion, and great friend. So many fond memories of time spent at ML Bromwell’s farm with all the curly brown dogs… such wonderful memories… I can still here Dorothy asking “Suzy to bring out some more tea”… I’d never heard anyone call Sue, Suzy before…, I learned that day she was Dorothy’s straight man, and the two of them should have taken the routine on the road because I’d never laughed so much. Sue, your calm presence, your humor and your smile will be with me forever. I hope all the pups, cats and people you love were waiting as you crossed the Rainbow Bridge, because I can’t imagine you in better hands, heaven with your menagerie. Thank you for your friendship.