We got the call this morning that our dear cousin Annette lost her battle with cancer. The updates had been heartbreaking — she had run into so many challenges that prevented the doctors from even starting chemo or radiation. So my thoughts, prayers and comfort are with her husband [there’s no imagining Ralph without Annette…they were ‘that couple’] and her two daughters [one of whom is expecting her first child any day now.] Rest in peace, Annette. You were the center of our family and wherever you are now has just become a more beautiful place because you have arrived. The aunts and uncles are certainly there to greet you. Ala famiglia.