Thursday, December 14, 2006
strange and sad
i was sad to learn about the death of leslie harpold, who was apparently extremely well known and loved in both the real world and in the blogging/online world as well. i wasn't familiar with her, but i had heard about her annual online advent calendar, and i received an email from her about two weeks ago, after i submitted a silly christmas memory for this year's calendar. she loved my "christmas nose basket" story and was contacting a friend to illustrate it. i'd been checking the calendar daily (it was great -- a story, activity, poem, or recipe every day), when it suddenly just stopped on december 7th. i learned on monday, the 10th, that she died suddenly (from complications of bronchitis, at the age of 40) on thursday night.
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oh, that is a sad thing....
i read about her and knew about the advent calendar as well. so sad.
i loved reading those tributes and quotes from her...
Oh, and I just got out the Christmas noses, ready to bring to Portland...
i hope you're not joking, pop!
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