MRS. SMITH / by Micaela

Our very sweet neighbor, Mrs. Smith, passed away last night.  She lived on our block for at least 40 years, maybe more.  She was always outside sweeping, in front of her house, our house, any house nearby that needed a little upkeep.  It was her mission in life that no stray leaf sully our fine Brooklyn block.  She is even immortalized sweeping on Google Earth. Roan, of course, has been engaging in a similar sweeping obsession of late.

Here's to kindred spirits.  RIP Mrs. Smith.