I was a childhood friend of Emma's and spent wonderful time in the summers with her I have fond memories of playing Marco Polo in the pool and house in the delightful playhouse at her grandparents home. Then again ,I recall all those days at Buxton andespecially Emma's wit and humor.
Emma was such a kind, bighearted soul who brightened the world around her. I will always remember how she gave me my first chance in the magazine world and was generous, encouraging and a wonderful role model. You will be dearly missed, Emma.
I loved Emma unconditionally. She was the warmest, kindest and the most supportive friend I've ever had. She dubbed me "Miss Harriet". Despite her illness and pain, she could always smile or try to be humorous. She will always be in my heart, but how much I will miss her presence.
I remember when we first met 6 or 7 years ago, dinner with Simon, at a classic diner in the west 70s. I had heard so much about you - a fellow health writer/editor, upper west sider, Barnard grad. Simon was smitten!
We exchanged a few phone calls after that but never got together, except for the occassional dinner with Simon or meal with other friends, or chance meeting in the street. But o...
Emma was a true and dear friend for 25 years. I was blessed to have had her in my life and I miss her.
Last July 4th, when we spent the afternoon canoeing down the Upper Delaware River together, a true water meditation. It was serenely beautiful, and you seemed so at peace then. I pray you are now. JanG.
If only everyone could be as open-minded and big-hearted as you, Emma. You're greatly missed. Peace.