For several months I have known that I would eventually write this editorial-I just didn't know when. Now the time has arrived. Martha Stockton died at 3 o'clock this after-noon, November 16, 1989, after a lengthy bout with cancer. On behalf of the officers, governors, members, and staff of the Society, I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to her husband Chuck, her daughter Sara, and the rest of her family and friends. This editorial is dedicated to her memory.