Don’t know why this has been so hard. When I came back to college after a break of a couple of years, I discovered that I had been in the wrong major. English was what I came back to, and Lu Mattson was one of the instructors who got me excited about the world of reading and writing–indeed, language itself. Approachable, encouraging, supportive, Lu’s own enthusiasm about literature was infectious and delightful. After graduating from Cal State Los Angeles, it was amazing that Lu and I ended up at the Hutchins School at Cal State Sonoma at the same time–Lu to offer her wonderful classes to students, I to work as secretary in the office. Unfortunately, it’s been quite some time since I’ve seen Lu, and I am very sorry to have missed the last opportunity. I’ll always remember her and her part in my life. Thanks for everything, Lu.
Sara Armstrong, Ph.D.