Thursday, February 09, 2017

We have lost bigtime

The first death of a blog mate is a big one, especially as she was of such a young age. After her stroke, Jacqueline has been missed by so many, and while we lived in hope, there is now no chance of her returning. When I have  next day off work, the evening before I will pour a large glass of Scotch or two will reread our personal emails. Vale Jac.

There is a nice tribute to Jac at http://cuponthebus.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/goodnight-good-soul.html

Bye bye Jac.


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  1. Tears were shed here when I heard. Jacqui will certainly be missed.

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    1. River, pretty cool, wasn't she.

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  2. The loss of a contemporary is even worse than the loss of older parents, uncles and aunts. The future is lost... and now there is only the past :(

    Worse still, a contemporary dying shows how close to death we might be.

    Long life!

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    1. Hels, I can't help but notice how many people in the public eye, not much older than me, have gone.

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  3. I visited "Cups on Bus" a few times. I've meant a shared with people all of world from everything that made us laugh to cry.
    But I wonder what happen to our blogs once we're gone.

    Coffee is on

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    1. What we have written will live on, Dora. In a hundred years time, people will look back on your blog to see what life was like in town and you are now documenting what they will read.

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  4. That's sad. A lovely tribute to your friend from another..
    May she R.I.P

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    1. Margaret, thank you. She was also a real fighter and achiever in her life.

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  5. Sad news, indeed.

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    1. Walt, generally I don't have lot of American blog mates, but she was quite special.

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    1. Fen, good people do rest in peace.

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  7. After nearly 10 years of blogging a few blog friends passed away. The first one was also a shock for me, she was Australian and we also wrote private emails and then she went to hospital and tried to blog from there. Her nephew helped her but she was then too ol 89 and something. He wrote on her blog that she died peacefully. The worst thing is, that all these blogs are still there hanging in the atmosphere !

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    1. Gattina, that is a very old age to blog. Good on her. Don't you think it is nice that the blog with the person's history remains?

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  8. So sorry Andrew. I do know how it feels, I've lost two very dear blogger friends since starting. Both so suddenly that there was a post there one day and not the next. It really is a blow and I'm so sorry about your friend, you have given her a lovely tribute here xx

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    1. Thanks Grace. I guess there will be a lot more of this as we ourselves age, and then one day us.

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    2. I hope not us for a while Andrew ☺☺

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  9. Started following her blog right before her stroke. Sad.

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    1. Kirk, that is a shame that you did not know her better, especially from her earlier blog when she was in Indiana. No doubt, she was serious at times, but she always amused me.

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  10. Oh...this is such sad, sad news. I've only just now come across this post...and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.

    We may not meet many, if any, of our fellow bloggers in person...but they...and their friendship is in no way lessened.

    I feel very sad...I might join you in a Scotch or two, Andrew...I've a unopened bottle of Dimple Haig, here and a bottle of JW Black with only a couple of nips take from it. We'll share a toast from afar to a lost friend from afar.

    RIP...Jacqueline...and thank you for giving us so much pleasure. Here's to you!

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  11. Lee, is it not a curious new form of friendship? But no less important. Friends come and go in life, as they do on the internet. Let me assure you, there is rarely any of the Scottish Doctor around here. It is quickly consumed once on the premises.

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