I found out today that my long-standing blogging friend, Elaine, has died at the far-too-young age of 67.
She has had poor health for quite some time and reading through her entire blog as I did today, I realise just how much she deteriorated over the two years she blogged. But I don't want to dwell on the sadness, but rather on how much she had to offer all of us who knew her.
She was a great cook, an avid reader (we shared the same taste in books), a Francophile, great fun, and best of all, a loyal friend. She must have been my commenter-in-chief, sticking by me through thick and thin, and there have been many thins. Through her comments and her blog I felt I came to know her and her family, so I will miss her good cheer and good sense very much.
Goodbye, my friend. I wish you knew how many lives you touched.