When thieves swiped an antique urn from Jacquelyn Hanson-Reid's front porch, she left them a note, kindly offering the swindlers an urn that she didn't much care for, if they agreed to return her other one.
She also left them a plate of Christmas cookies.
The gesture was consistent with what friends and family describe as a generous and loving demeanor.
Hanson-Reid lived in Loring Park's Lyon House -- a formerly run-down property at 419 Oak Grove St. she helped save from demolition 10 years ago. She died of cancer Oct. 12 at the age of 67.