"I'm not too sure how I'd feel about someone making a memory quilt "for" me, but making one of my own has had some unexpected benefits:
I had no idea how to make a quilt so turned to two women I knew slightly to teach me. They…"
"Update on my memory quilt...it takes LOTS more time than I expected. I'm not a quilter so really didn't know what to expect...two quilter friends are guiding me through the process. I'm at the cutting blocks stage...about half way…"
"Cool quote from a book I read recently, so much painful truth, this was spoken by a character who lost her husband and young child in an accident: "I grieved so deeply when they died that I will never be the same person again. Grief is…"
"Not silly at all...those firsts are really scary. The first time I ever drove to the airport (I had always been a passenger) was to pick up my mother the night my husband died. Since the airport is an hour away through the city and it was dark...I…"
"Good for you, we need all the readers we can get. And how brave of your friends, to stay active in fandom. I was on a Worldcom committee once, and saw long-term friendships and even a marriage come apart under the strain. Fannish politics can get…"
I am so sl-o-o-o-w sometimes. I just noticed that you were coming to Worldcon in Reno around Aug. 17th. I made a decision to go to Camp Widow about a week ago, but should arrive back home by about the Aug. 16th…"
Good for you, we need all the readers we can get. And how brave of your friends, to stay active in fandom. I was on a Worldcom committee once, and saw long-term friendships and even a marriage come apart under the strain. Fannish politics can get pretty intense.
I think it's a good idea to celebrate your birthday this way. A friend and I went to Seattle for Norwescon over mine, and it certainly took my mind off things. I hadn't been in a while, and was surprised at the amount of Steampunk that's sprung up. Interesting sub-genre. I hope you post a report afterwards.
I am so sl-o-o-o-w sometimes. I just noticed that you were coming to Worldcon in Reno around Aug. 17th. I made a decision to go to Camp Widow about a week ago, but should arrive back home by about the Aug. 16th so I would love to meet you and your friends. The 17th would have been Barbara's and my 39th anniversary. I have never been to a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention and am not really planning on attending myself. I just love to read the genre. Tell me when it will be convenient, and I'll drop by for a real chat. I should go to the bottom of my wall more often, who knows what else I missed.
So sorry for your loss Catmanor, My husband passed on 5/14/11 some days the pain is unbearable. I hope as we travel on this path we are all now on it helps to know we will never again have to do it alone.
Catmanor. Welcome to WV. Glad I am not the only one new and old at the same time.
I lost my wife 13 months ago to Pulmonary Fibrosis, a wasting disease of the lungs. Either way it is hard and there are groups in WV for both Sudden and Extended Illness losses.
I noticed your Worldcon remark and I mentioned it because I have been an Analog reader for over 50 years and Reno is having a Worldcon convention in August. Never been to one, but have always thought about going. I am really shy so I hope I don't have to go Klingon to have coffee. Would love to have the opportunity to meet for coffee though. Tomrestored.
I am glad you are here. We are a collection of diverse people with a unique set of circumstances that make us good companions. Welcome. I hope you find the strength and hope you need as we talk and share.