Last week a colleague and old acquaintance passed away. Her name is Maxine Tynes. I met Maxine back in the 60's......she was a close friend of my brother, Bernard. She was a teacher, activist, published writer and poet.
I worked with her at the local high school where she taught English Literature and she would always have one of 'my' students in her class who required some accommodations made to the course.
She was always very sensitive to their needs and would bend over backgrounds to assist them any way she could.
I will miss the fact that I will not have a 'chance meeting' with her again. She was always so attentive and her eyes sparkled with interest whenever she was listening or talking with you.
Here is something she wrote which may give you an idea of the woman she was: