They say SO'C is retiring. I don't believe a word of it. Not deciding cases any more - I'll accept that. But not retiring.

This is a woman who packs more activity into her life than anyone I have ever known. My strongest memories from clerking all involve trying to keep up with her. I think it was my second day on the job when she took us whitewater rafting. Then it was the National Gallery, Harpers Ferry, the National Arboretum, a picnic by the cherry blossoms, sailing on the Eastern Shore - somewhere else every few weeks. My favorite was a behind-the-scenes tour of a U.S. Postal Service building where they were testing what were then futuristic mail-sorting machines. If you could get there from the Court within a couple of hours, SO'C got there, and she brought us along...

 

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