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I’m back

by Kay~Kacey on 10/20/2005

Sorry for the week off. It was a rough week. A long time friend of the family died last week and it hit me really hard. She’d lived next door to us from when I was in 4th grade on. She was like a second mom to me. My parents still live next door to her, so we’d still see her often. A wonderful lady whom everyone loved. That kind of person.

She turned me onto The Wiliamsburg Series of books by Elswyth Thane. What wonderful romances those were! Elswyth made it seem like you were right there with those families in those books. I’m going to go out online and buy the series I’ve decided. . . hopefully some of the orginally old ones, and not the reprints. And read them all again…in order. A fitting tribute to our neighbor, Betty. The world doesn’t seem quite right without her in it. So here’s a toast to the people who’ve enriched our lives, and to the people who first introduced us to romances.

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Tori October 20, 2005 at 2:18 pm

*hugs* Kacey. I’m so sorry about your friend.

Margery October 20, 2005 at 5:09 pm

Hugs, Kacey. She sounds like quite a lady, and she left you with good memories. I’m sure she’d be pleased to know what an influence she was on you.

Michelle October 20, 2005 at 6:54 pm

My grandmother first introduced me to romances, and I’m lucky to still have her. Hugs on the loss of your friend. :sad:

Gina October 20, 2005 at 6:56 pm

I’m sorry for your loss. It’s good to see you back.

Amy K October 20, 2005 at 11:16 pm

Kacey, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you checked in…I was starting to worry about you!

We had a neighbor like that when I grew up too. But instead of introducing me to romance novels, she introduced me to italian red sauce that simmered ALL DAY. Mmmmmmm.

Steph T. October 21, 2005 at 12:09 am

{{{Kacey}}}

I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you’ve got wonderful memories of her.

I know I’d read romances before a few years ago – my mom was a huge historical romance reader – but I didn’t really pick them up again until a few years ago when my daughter was in the hospital. One of the night nurses in the PICU handed me a romance – I guess they like to read HEA’s too :)

Teresa October 21, 2005 at 4:53 am

((HUGS)) I’m sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like she was a lovely person to be around. Take care!

Suzanne October 21, 2005 at 5:03 am

Hugs, Kacey. I’ve never heard of that series! I’ll have to check it out.

Kelly October 21, 2005 at 7:39 am

Sorry to hear you lost your friend. That’s always hard. But look at what an imprint she made on your life. There’s something that will last thru time.

Mary October 21, 2005 at 9:17 am

Sorry for your loss. I missed you. Glad you’re back.
Mary

Le Ellis October 21, 2005 at 9:48 am

So sorry for your loss, Kacey. I know how hard that is. Glad you are back. Missed you.

Hugs, Le

Melissa October 21, 2005 at 10:45 am

My sympathies to you, Kacey. She sounds like a wonderful person and you have wonderful memories of her.

Emma S October 21, 2005 at 12:02 pm

Sorry for your loss Kacey, but welcome back.

kacey October 21, 2005 at 3:41 pm

thanks for the hugs and sympathy. :love: I seem to be getting back on track today.

Kelly C. October 21, 2005 at 8:59 pm

So sorry to hear about your friend, Kacey. I hope you keep good memories of her always.

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