A Love Most Rare
My older brother's wife, Ann "Smith" Hodges, passed away yesterday after many years' struggle with cancer. She was a fine, generous, courageous woman.
When I first took Sun-Ae to the States, in the autumn of 1993, we visited Pat and Ann in Kansas. The two of them really liked Sun-Ae, and Pat later wrote me a letter to say that Ann had remarked on how much Sun-Ae and I enjoyed each other's presence. He advised me to marry Sun-Ae because, he added, "a love like that is rare."
That's what Pat and Ann also had in their nearly 35 years together, mutual enjoyment of each other's presence and a love most rare.