Thanks, guys. Calvin, I'm sure if you had a wake (not for a long-as time I hope!) everyone would have a lot of Calvin stories to recount!
Mr. Redfish, i think the think you'd most recall her for was that at Mary's barbecue in summer l992, right after the second batch of Dobiw shows (no, she wasn't in them), she punched Diane in the mouth for having slept with her boyfriend. She was later married to (and divorced from) Jason Smith (whom no one seems to know anything about currently). She looked like Daphne Zuniga when she was younger, wore a lot of black, just effortlesssly cool. Dated Denny in the Brownstone days.
I had never realized it, but she and Starr had been friends since elementary school and starr brought pictures to the wake, including their class phoot from third grade and one of Sunny and Starr as teenagers, right after coming home from Curfew, where she looked EXACTLY like the first time I met her, same outfit, everything.
Like I said, Shelley's former fiancee was at the show a few weeks ago and we talked. I'm still kind of stunned that I met those two smart, beautiful girls the same night as teenagers and they both died so young and unexpectedly...not what i would've imagined in Sam's living room at Brownstone back then.
Mike, thank you. Sunnny and I weren't close, I don't want to misrepresent that...I liked her very much, she was one of the rocky kids, and I was really happy to meet her again years later. It was my best friend Mary she was realy close to. What I'm trying to say is just I don't want to seem like I'm hijacking the grief and loss o my friends who knew her more than I did. The night we met at Mary's we were playing catch-up and laughiong and I was very impressed with the adult she'd become since i last saw her. And i sure wish this hadn't happened. She was a part of rocky here and I felt she should be remembered. I was tring also to describe her so the people who never met her could sort of know what she was like.