Today, February 17, 2018, is the birthday of my wife, Julia Weston Faunce Carragan. She was a mediaevalist and a career teacher and a profound enthusiast for music of early times. She made an exception in the case of the first of the Sonata-Triad by Nicolas Medtner, who was a close friend of my composition teacher Alfred Swan. When I would play this piece, she would come down the stairs to hear it, the tears streaming down her face. I have missed her for seventeen years; today she would have been 76. Her portrait was painted by Hedvig Lockwood from a photograph taken at Camp Dippikill in the Adirondacks.