We were Cambridge neighbors for 20 years. We rarely spoke, but she’d send Christmas letters, extolling her family’s accomplishments. We moved to Watertown.
Today we were pedaling side by side at my new gym. After class, she told me three trees between our yards had just fallen.
Then she left.
—ELLEN KOLTON, Watertown
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