On June 30th, 2000, Teddye Clayton, managing editor of Psychiatric Services, retired after 31 years at the journal. For the scores of authors, reviewers, editors, and staff members she dealt with on a regular basis, Teddye was in many ways the voice and face of the journal. She was the person we all called when we needed advice about a contribution to the journal we were contemplating writing, asked to revise, or in the process of reviewing. For all of us, Teddye's departure will be sorely felt. A dinner honoring her was held in May at the APA annual meeting, and many of us paid tribute to her in written comments, some of which are excerpted here.