Carol and I meet in the late 1980’s at IBM in Kingston, NY. We immediately became friends and started a Walking Club of employees who decided to walk during lunch time. We both had a dream of someday moving from upper state NY to the Washington DC area. We also discovered we were the same age and that we each had a daughter named “Deb”. In less than 3 years we both were living in Maryland, where I had the opportunity to attend Carol’s Deb’s wedding in a cute little church on Maryland’s Eastern shore. Carol worked for IBM’s Air Traffic Control System for a few years and then worked at AOL. We stayed in touch all these years mostly though her wonderful emails describing all her many exciting adventures, new friends, many good times and some not so good times. I will never forget those emails because of how amazing it was that no matter how difficult her situations became, Carol could always see the positive aspects of it. Everywhere she went, she met truly giving people because she was always so giving herself. I will always miss Carol, but I will never forget her remarkable outlook on life.
Carol will always have a special place in my heart.