Saturday, April 21, 2007
I just learned that my dear friend Ellen Jacobowitz died of a heart attack. I met Ellen on the Internet playing bridge. Her name there was pelimar. Ellen was born in Germany and fled the Nazis with her family to settle in Bolivia. In 2001 a group of women Yahoo bridge players decided to meet in NYC. We came from all over the US and Bolivia. Each year since then we have gathered in different places. One year it was South Beach in Miami. The four days there were followed by a 5-day cruise on the Caribbean. Ellen and I were roommates. I adored this woman for her charm, her warmth, her humanity. All who met her became her "family." We loved her and she will be sorely missed.