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July 08, 2011

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Dear Jennifer,
Ronni was my very close friend. I just stumbled across your tribute to her and wanted to tell you how lovely it is....spot on! I have forwarded it to her family to read and will also be circulating it to the rest of "our crowd." Please do come to the memorial on August 21, 1 pm East Village Synagogue 33 E 12th St.
With regards,
Libby Edwards

She was a friend to the visual artists too. I will never forget her rapid fire generosity when she came to my first open studio. It kind of took my breath away. I knew her very briefly but it was as you described, a kind of intense joyfulness, or a joyful intensity, about everything. I will always be grateful to have met her. Thank you dear Libby! And I hope to be with all of you on the 21st.

Julie Mardin

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