She was such a bright spot in my life for several years, and a fixture at local friends' gatherings when potluck get-togethers and cookouts were a regular thing. She had the most infectious smile, reminiscent of a child that knew she did something naughty but also knew full well that she'd get away with it. Her laugh was equally charming, and her tales could keep you enthralled for days.
I'll miss you, dear friend. I'm so sorry we couldn't find that time to reconnect. Rest in peace.