|2009 birthday, on the deck|
|2009 birthday: her son, Perry Adams (rear), Leroy, Hazard Adams, other friends|
|Always insightful comments on the world and politics|
|Using her hands to talk, as usual|
|2009, to the table|
|Last summer, birthday dinner. Diana and her oldest son, Charles.|
"We arrived at the University of Washington in 1977, the same year that Hazard and Diana Adams arrived from the University of California, Irvine. As colleagues, Hazard and Leroy went on to edit and update several collections of critical theory; and Diana and I became fast friends. She read more than I ever could, and was deeply knowledgeable on culture, politics, travel, gardening and history. We celebrated our four birthdays with dinners each of those years, including this past July. She died on September 6th, 2013.
Her influence and ideas live on in all of us."
I think of Diana regularly, most often when I am using the gifts she gave us; or in my garden, where there are so many additional evidences of our friendship.