Nancy and I formed the woodwind quintet now called the Mimosa Quintet probably in 1997. Over the years we came to know each other quite well and I discovered that Nancy was a very extraordinary person with numerous gifts and a very big heart. Since moving to Williamsburg, VA two years ago we have not seen each other but I have often thought of her during that time. Knowing she is no longer in this world saddens me. The world is poorer because she is no longer here.