Carmel: At six feet tall, she was a natural LA girl, though she was made in Texas. An accountant with bookish glasses, an understated beauty, and a pinup’s figure, she was a classic naughty librarian: a serious girl with a devilish side. I loved her unbridled curiosity about the world around her, and the hours we spent on the phone were never repetitious or dull; she even made accounting fun.
If only she were 5 feet tall instead of 6 feet tall, we’d be picking out names for our kids right now. I miss you, Tall Girl Tex.