Dear Mr. & Mrs. Morgenstern,
I recently spent a Saturday night
with Nancy. Since Nancy usually goes to sleep early before races,
it was a treat to go out
with her. She could not stop talking
about how excited she was about buying an apartment and could not wait for
her dad to come into the city and look at the place she found. As always, Nancy
was upbeat and fun to be around and that’s why people always wanted to
be around her.
Since my parents live in Manhattan,
I always stay in the city for all the holidays. While many people
go home for the first
days of Pesach, many people stay for
the second days. While I might receive many invitations for meals for the
second days, I have to admit Nancy was the only person in
whose home I would eat during
Pesach. She was not only strict but also knowledgeable about all of the halachos for Pesach. I was always moved by her dedication to halacha.
The first time I met Nancy was when
she moved into the James Tower with my close friend Beth Haimm.
Beth was the first of
a myriad of roommates who moved
in without a boyfriend and within a year was engaged. While the room was the
best in the apartment and most expensive because it had its own bathroom, Nancy
decided she needed to move into it because it was a s’gulah [good luck]