My Dear Friend Bela,

I'm going to miss you so much starting with each time I enter the Dean's Office. I will miss being greeted by your warm welcome, dancing eyes, and beautiful smile, and hearing you say 'hi Suzy Q.'

Together we have shared celebrations, milestones, battle wounds and welcomed our grandchildren. And let's not forget, we introduced our husbands to one another. Which always turned into a competition... leaving us wondering, which one could talk the most 🙂

The next chapter of your life will allow you to enjoy more time with Kay, longer visits with family and friends, and earn first prize for the best garden in the neighborhood.

Thank you for sharing decades of special moments with me.