Last November, Hyong Yi's wife of 15 years, Catherine Zanga, died of ovarian cancer. As the anniversary of her death neared, he figured he could yield to the pain or do something about it. He chose to write. The result: 100 love notes that honor his wife, who was a prosecutor and police attorney.
On Friday, Yi, an assistant city manager in Charlotte, walked through uptown, handing out each note he said contained "the story of love and life we had." With him were his children, Alex, 7, and Anna, 10.