Sue was technically my second cousin, but she was really like an aunt to me. She gave me my teddy bear that was my prized possession for many many years on my first birthday. She was fun and charming and sweet and had such a dear heart. She loved her family ferociously.
She died long before her time when I was a senior in college. I really do miss her.
I recently found these photos and love them so much because they're so expressive of the youth, beauty, attitude and mystery of her.