Miss Dean was a real trooper. I met her during the BTS '03 convention, and though she must have been tired she made time for all those who wanted to shake her hand and have a photo taken with her. The brief conversation I had with her shows how charming and gracious she was, even to a stranger. She asked me where I was from. I said "Texas." And to my surprise she said she had friends from Texas who had once treated her to one of our tasty but artery-clogging chicken fried steaks! She said she "enjoyed it very much indeed." She was a class act. Not a snooty bone in her body, everybody mattered to her. I like what someone said above, about "saving the best for last." I think that's very apt.