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Today, and one year ago today... [Jun. 15th, 2007|10:13 am]
Douglas Spencer

I've tried hard, over the course of the last week and more, to write this post. Tried and failed. It's been through a number of versions and none of them are any good at all.

Today, momesto and sammy3ox are back in Belmond, Iowa, where scarlatti was born, was baptised, and was buried.

She died a year ago today.

You can find my posts of a year ago by clicking on "yesterday", "today" and "tomorrow".

In lieu of any new content by me, you could click here, or here, or here, or any one of a number of other places at around the same time. Or, most especially, here. Be sure to read the comments too.

[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2007-06-15 09:47 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: seph_hazard
2007-06-15 10:38 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, darling. I should have realised this sooner. Goodness knows why I'm leaving this comment now because you'll be here in half an hour, you'll be driving through London as I type, but I understand how hard it is, what anniversaries of this ilk are like.

[snuggles you] I'm so sorry, darling. You know that the pain will ease with time, and the grieving process is agonising but essential. Refiners fire and all that.

Love you. [mwah]
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[User Picture]From: mashfanficchick
2007-06-15 12:01 pm (UTC)

Once again, I don't know what to say. The irony. All I know is that I'm so sorry you're feeling this pain, and that while I know my fondness for her could never come anywhere near matching your true love, I miss her too.

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[User Picture]From: mashfanficchick
2007-06-15 12:29 pm (UTC)
Edited to add that I really should have used this icon.
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[User Picture]From: dawning_star
2007-06-15 12:27 pm (UTC)
I never knew her, but I remember those posts, and I am sorry the world lost such a fine lady. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: lizblackdog
2007-06-15 01:08 pm (UTC)
I wish I'd known her. So many people I think highly of thought so highly of her. And for you - *sends love*.
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[User Picture]From: the_mendicant
2007-06-15 02:12 pm (UTC)
She's still missed greatly and held in esteem by many.

Hope you get through the day in love and peace xxx
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-06-15 04:51 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: asphodeline
2007-06-15 06:45 pm (UTC)
sending huge hugs
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[User Picture]From: ninneviane
2007-06-15 09:15 pm (UTC)
She is still very much missed **hugs** my thoughts are with you this evening.
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[User Picture]From: pinkdormouse
2007-06-16 07:53 pm (UTC)
Belated HUGS.

I can't believe it's a year already.
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[User Picture]From: sammy3ox
2007-06-20 08:08 pm (UTC)

Sorry for the late response. I just got back from Belmond,
Iowa as mentioned above. It is a small farming town with a population of 2,500.
Many people in the community know us from our family history there and are so
kind and caring. Each memorial day they put out flowers on the graves in the
cemetery and care for it very well. Susan has a very nice resting place.

I have put some more pictures of Susan's marker stone on
my web site here.

The one year mark has prompted me over the past couple
weeks to go through some of the boxes I have with some of her worldly
possessions that have been stacked up in my house for the past year. There is so
much to go through. I have taken some time to look at some of her drawings and
artwork, looked at some old pictures, listened to some of her CDs (Abba and 80's
in general, ragtime, Soca, Polkas, etc.), and watched some of her favorite DVD's
(including that unique British humor). I have reached a state of acceptance and
many of these things make me smile when I remember Susan.

Thanks for all your warm thought and kind words.

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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-06-21 08:38 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about Susan a lot in the last couple of weeks. There have been times when I really, really wanted to talk to her. We shared a lot of interests, including things like 'Yes Minister'.

I use a couple of her drawings as icons - like this one - she had a real gift for cartoons.
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