My beloved Aunt Yvonne died last weekend, and I headed up to northern California on Monday to attend her funeral. Aunt Yvonne was a wonderful lady who had a long and prosperous life. I'll miss her gentle spirit and regal presence, as well as her incredible generosity. I'm grateful for the extra time that I got to spend with her over the past seventeen years in California, this incredible state that she and I, both east coast transplants, loved. She will be missed.