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Memories of Shona

From Laura M. Giles

As a recently arrived fellow at I Tatti, I only knew Shona for a few weeks in April. Fleeting as our acquaintance was, Shona made an indelible impression upon me with her wit, smile, and generous spirt--as Filippo De Vivo so aptly put it, she was truly "solare" in her disposition.  As my heart goes out with sadness to her family, friends, and colleagues, I would also like to express my gratitude for the short but memorable interludes I spent with her: on the train to Venice, in the rain in Padova, in the cucina at I Tatti (where she seemed to document every second with great glee on her camera!), at pranzo and at the terrace of the Villino, where we fondly shared 1980s memories of Unix, disco music, and the Archivio di Stato at Bologna.

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