I am one who was shocked at the news of Leila’s passing. I just went to her blog to see how she was doing. I met Leila while both of our sons attended Bonnie’s class at the preschool in Oakland. We went to the park together a few times and to her house for a play date. I remember she served the most wonderful tea from India. I spotted an Indian store the other day and thought I might go inside to try to find that tea. I remember right after 9/11, seeing the photo of her and her husband in front of the World Trade Center. We had just a few good times together. I left the Bay Area right before she was diagnosed. She told me about it over the phone shortly after we moved. We kept touch a little through our blogs after that.
I am so, so sorry for your loss, David, Joseph & Jacob.