Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another sad loss

Yesterday afternoon I was sharing with friends tears and laughter and new and old memories of our friend Reed, who passed away last month. This morning I was reading through blogs and learned of the passing of another friend, Julie - - known to the blog world as Granny J. Her daughter, who lives in Alaska and blogs under the name Omegamom broke the sad news here this morning.

I'm not sure how I got to know Granny J but I suspect she found me when I began blogging several years ago. She and I and other local bloggers got together a couple of times for coffee and face-to-face talk. Julie and I shared a background in journalism . . at one time not too far apart as she was working in Chicago and I in Indianapolis.

She was a wonderful woman and I will miss her and her posts and e-mails greatly. These are the only two photos I could find of her.

The first photo is one I took, unfortunately from behind her, at a blogger gathering. The latter one was the one she used on her blog "Walking Prescott". Go in peace, Granny J.


Bernie said...

Sorry to learn of the loss of your friend, may she rest in peace.
Perhaps the rest of the week will be happier for you......:-)Hugs

Steve said...

She was a dear lady. I enjoyed reading her blog and enjoyed it when she stopped by mine. She'll be missed.

TomboCheck said...

Sad sad sad.

Katherine said...

Catalyst I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. My condolences to yourself, to her family & all who knew her. My thoughts are with you all! May she rest in peace.

Kate said...

Thank you for your lovely post, Steve. She loved interacting with all the local area bloggers; she was always about seeking and building community. I have posted on her blog, as well, with a few pictures.

And thank you for your friendship with her. It meant a lot to her.

willow said...

This is sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. xox

Jerry said...

I'm so sorry at the loss of your dear friend.

Anonymous said...

A lovely tribute to your friend... So sorry for your loss.

sheri... said...

what a wonderful commentary about a woman who surely touched many, many hearts while she was here. it was good to read omegamoms post, causing julie to be more than a person of mention within this big blog world of ours.
i love it that you meet with other bloggers! today was the very first time i have had the thought of how many of the people i passed might just be so-and-so on blogger. to think that you actually see your fellow writers is really very cool to me!

Meggie said...

Julie was so full of real life.
She will be sadly missed.

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