We weren't BFF, but we were friendly. I would visit with her whenever her brother was in town. Her brother and I used to work together and another brother of hers is one of my current employees.
She wanted to write. She was pretty good at it. She was funny, intelligent, insane and was fun to go drinking with, well, until she had a little too much.
She was in New Mexico and had a rollover accident, she was ejected from the car. I don't think any other vehicles were involved. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt. Her dog made it through the crash.
Tess, wherever you are, I had a drink for you last night. I'll probably have another one for you tonight. I'm so sorry that you had to leave us. Your family is in my thoughts and I will help them get through this however I can.
I'll miss you.