Markette, one of, if not the one, who came up with the idea of our weekly (when the sun is still out) neighborhood gatherings - the mastermind! A brilliant woman, with a distinguished career, (even with the police at her house all hours of the day & night.) She's dedicated to her family, both near & far, a great mother, a super wife and a more than generous friend. She's always the first to volunteer her house, a pizza or beer for a gathering of friends. Our families couldn't be more different at times, but strangely enough that seems to make us better friends, ones who appreciate each other's differences. Cheers to Markette!