THE MICHELE LOUIS-SIMELANE ENDOWMENT FUND: Michele's ashes grace many places in the world. In nearby Jamaica Bay and in the Pyrenees' green pastures, all the way to sacred Jerusalem and the top of Mount Hermon in Israel. Now our family and friends have created a permanent reminder of her dedication to the environment at Frost Valley YMCA camp in the Catskills that she loved so dearly.
Wonderful, beautiful Vien, pristine and friendly on the surface covering menacing misgivings. Nothing really troubled the joy of being there again, perhaps for my last time. Nothing, yes. Not even getting my wallet stolen.