Anna Williams Shavers was my dearest friend. When the phone call came that her death was imminent, my very first impulse was to phone Anna to cry with her about it. And that’s the way it always was. No matter the issue—serious, funny, gossipy, informational—she was always the first person I would call. No matter the issue—serious, funny, gossipy, informational—I expected our reactions to be similar, and they almost always were. Anna and I talked about important, grave, and serious things; about the Law College; about legal education; about current events; about the state of the country and the world. We also shared the little things, the funny things, about ourselves, our families and friends; about books we were reading, movies or television shows we had seen. We told each other things we were embarrassed to share with others because they were too petty or silly. Most of all we laughed together.
Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto,
Anna Williams Shavers–In Grateful Memory,
101 Neb. L. Rev.
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