|JACOB AND GWENDOLYN|
|BARBARA EARL THOMAS|
I have fond memories of a night in the 1990s when Elliot Bay Book Company's Rick Simonson and Barbara Thomas invited August Wilson, me, Jacob Lawrence, our wives and one other couple over to their house for dinner. Our dialogue that night was vigorous, free-wheeling, alive, with the evening melting away so quickly we were surprised to see 11 PM arrive. As we gathered up our coats to leave, Gwen said, "That was a lovely seminar." Jacob agreed, adding that he felt it was "excellent."