Adele's longtime friend Mar asked me to post this here: In 1988, my new friend John Hite asked me a favor. He wanted to know if I would take in his new girlfriend as she was leaving a toxic marriage and needed a place to stay, or at least an address. I said yes and invited one of the best people I will ever know into my life, Adele. So ironic that I would take in a person who spent her life taking in others. I won’t go on about all she did for me because it’s on this site already. She was larger than life and that is an understatement. What I do want to say is that I am so glad to have met those people that she took in as well as reconnecting with people I haven’t seen for 20 some years. They say life isn't black-and-white, but it sure felt like that last week. It was all extremely light or extremely dark. The food, family and friends were overwhelmingly wonderful. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green will forever remind me of that day I spent with you all taking care of her. Such compassion, creativity and humor was a gift. She taught us well, huh? I look forward to spending more time with those I reconnected with, those I met and with Greg in the coming years. My friendship with Adele was so long that I couldn’t even remember where her nickname came from. I called her “Doface”. Friends are our chosen family and are everything. Let them know how you feel about them today.