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11 September 2002

certainly today is the anniversary. therefore, i didn't want to write a note until today had arrived, and indeed it has. ann and i shared a few years together as friends at wayland academy in wisconsin, and we worked together at dain rauscher. imagine my surprise running into her some ten years later at dain rauscher. it was like a breath of fresh air - we recognized eachother from across the bond floor in minneapolis. we continued our friendship and met several times, when she transferred to chicago we saw eachother time and againin the city. ann was successful in everything she ever undertook.she was so excited and so determined to be successful in her career. i am sure thatann was busily trading bonds the morning that she went to a better place. she always arrived early and left late, she persevered in everything she did all the way until the end! i carry such fond and loving memories of her around with me everywhere. she touched my life and broughtlove to so many people. rather than celebrate our loss we must simply remember how much fun we had with her and how blessed we were to have known her even if for a month here, a year or two there or a lifetime. ann wassuch an ideal woman; gentle, beautiful, intelligent and at peace with herself.

"Do not measure your loss by itself, if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them."
Saint Basil

clinton wilson naples, florida