MYRA JOY ARONSON: French Food and
when Myra Joy Aronson was visiting her brother and his
family in Washington, she found out about the Bastille
Day celebrations at the French Embassy and managed, at
the very last minute, to get herself invited.
It was characteristic both of her love of all things
French, and her spontaneous energy. She had fallen in
love with France during a year abroad in college, and in
recent years she held annual French- themed dinners with
15 or 20 friends, where they would prepare an elaborate
Gallic feast with excellent wines. She also organized
trips to Cape Cod with her friends in the summer.
Ms. Aronson, 50, loved music, and did volunteer work
for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston. A manager
for Compuware in Cambridge, Mass., she was a passenger on
American Airlines Flight 11 on Sept. 11.
Her family and friends have established a scholarship
at Miami University, her alma mater, to help students who
want to study in France.