April 22nd was also my first wife’s birthday. Lori would have been 51 today but she died of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when she was 32. We met in college. I first saw her when she moved into the dorm room across the hall from me freshman year (fall 1976). We dated on and off for the next 5 years in college. Lori spent her junior year abroad. She studied Norwegian and Psychology in Bergen, Norway. She also worked two summers in a tobacco shop in Bergen.
[This is my favorite photo of Lori taken when she was 20.]
At the end of college, not knowing what else to do, we got married. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with MS. We had one daughter.
[Photo of my very cool former mother-in-law and my daughter that was taken 2 years ago.]
Lori especially enjoyed Earth Day while in college at UC Davis in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. There was always a celebration around it with bands, workshops, and parties.