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Schaefer made me fall in love with Baltimore

Willie Don has passed. There is no denying, the world is a less colorful place. He invited me to his house in the governor's mansion because I wrote him that I missed Maryland and equated him with Maryland. I lived in Baltimore for 10 years (1978-1988), and then Rockville, but moved to Iowa for a husband and his job. We moved back to Maryland. I always think of him nostalgically as "Mayor Schaefer." He made me fall in love with Baltimore and its Inner Harbor, revitalized, and Maryland, when I moved to there to attend the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. William Donald Schaefer was irascible, cantankerous, unpredictable, warm, manipulative, effusive, vindictive,...