i just received word that my childhood friend, whom I grew up with, died this past week. she was just 37 years old, and left behind a 13 year old daughter. we used to listen to the Carpenters together during the summer while her mom and dad were at work. she and her sister werent allowed to have friends over, but i would sneak in thru the basement window to play.  this one is for you Tricia.