I knew Carolyn as both a neighbor and as a colleague when we were both teaching at the ELI. What an easy person to be around—always considerate, helpful, and kind. I am reminded of this every time I drink hot tea from my favorite travel thermos.
We had sold our house a few weeks earlier and were a few days away from a 12-hour drive to get to our new home in Athens, GA. One afternoon, Carolyn stopped by and gave us a most thoughtful and appropriate going away gift— that travel thermos I have grown so attached to. It was most appreciated on that long drive and ever since, it has reminded me of the very caring, genuine person that she is. We crossed paths rather briefly, but Carolyn definitely made an impression on me. I’m sure I am far from being alone in that.