We attended one earlier this week. 

She was a good friend. She had established a code…. a way of life….that so many admired and valued. Even though she’d recently shown signs of failing, we, who knew her, hoped she’d pull through.

It wasn’t an easy decline.  We’d watched over the last couple of years as she struggled against the tide. She wasn’t young but we thought she had staying power.  That she’d beat the odds.

And so it was with great sadness that we witnessed her demise, this past Wednesday, in Washington, D.C.

Many of you knew her, too. Her name was Civility. 

The Mister and I join her sisters, Respect and Grace, in mourning her death. She will be sorely missed.


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