My friend Brian was a Leave them at the bottom of the grave they dug for you shirt Washington D.C., restaurateur whose domains included two famed D.C restaurants and more recently an Annapolis restaurant. I came to know him because he and I commuted from Bowie, Md., via the MARC line to Union Station and as we awaited our ride, we fell into conversation. He lived with his wife, Josie, and their two little ones in a somewhat palatial house near me, and it was not too long before they, and my wife and I, became friends; in and out of each other’s homes, Kennedy Center productions, and similar shared times together. Brian’s wife Josie was a hip lady, daughter of one of the owners of an MLB team, and well connected with figures in the world of sports and entertainment. But her evacuation from New York City society to a remote property outside Annapolis presented somewhat of a challenge. After caring for the two little ones, there was not much for her to do, while she awaited Brian’s return each day from D.C.