The lady killed in Vienna on the 29th was a former neighbor and a friend of Kit's also. She was a talented musician who played the clarinet for many years with many different community bands and orchestras. I had only recently reconnected with her on social media. Her late husband and I were friends. When I was a firefighter and had every other day off, he worked nights at Utica State Hospital and we would occasionally get together for coffee. He had trouble with his legs and his heart so I would sometimes take my snowblower over and clear their driveway enough for them to get in and out.
She lost a son in a motorcycle accident years ago. She has two surviving sons and many grandchildren left behind to mourn her passing. Rest in Peace Bonnie. Heaven's music will be a bit sweeter with the added clarinet. Prayers for the family.