My husband Mark and I knew Annie during her time in New York. Annie
was the "new guy" covering his firm for Cantor. Mark would
have business dinners or events and see Annie. He spent a day at the
US Open with her last year. He always mentioned how friendly, intelligent
and fun Annie was. She had a tough job and her great personality was
I was lucky enough to meet Annie for dinner at Chicama
near Union Square the summer of 2001. I just had a baby
and any night out was a treat - even a "work"
dinner. But this evening was truly enjoyable. It was great
to speak with a woman my age about so many varied things.
We drank mojitos. I learned of Annie's background - her
love for her family, North Dakota and all her travels. In
addition to being interesting, she was interested in everything.I
left the dinner thinking how I wanted to know her better.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nelson family. Your daughter was
a gem and we were blessed by the opportunity to meet her.
Please know that Annie will always be in our hearts.