My thoughts are with the entire extended Ellis clan. I first met Margaret over 40 years ago. She lived next door to my godmother, Patsy Cooperman on Partridge Hill in Essex Connecticut. In all my encounters with Margaret, she was, without fail. kind, loving, engaged, thoughtful and empathetic. Her inherent goodness gave me hope for the future of mankind. I would love to be as Margaret was but have a long, long way to go. That is why I love the idea of reincarnation, I am such a slow learner. Margaret, along with her brothers and sisters, are delightful, articulate, intelligent and socially conscious. So much so, in fact, I regret never having met the people who raised them. As her family gathers together, my wish is that their memories of Margaret will sustain them as they mourn her loss. After a long struggle, she is at peace. In my family, there is an unwritten rule: we never say “goodbye,” we say “so long.” So long, Margaret and thank you.