I was looking at the calendar and saw that today is July 9. Today would have been Judy's birthday! Judy was one of my friends from Wisconsin that I met through Writing.com in 2007. I reviewed one of her random pieces and she returned the favor. We then began to chat and became penpals via snail mail. She was 63 when she died of leukemia on January 31, 2010. I heard of the news two months later after I left her a comment on Facebook. Her friend told me and I was saddened by the news. Although she was an online friend that later expanded to snail mail (at that time I had never been to Wisconsin), I said I would love to visit her and her family some time in Wisconsin. Sadly, that never happened, but I was glad to have her as a friend. She was such a sweet lady and I'm thankful I had the two years of chatting with her. Judy Obituary.
Christmas gifts she sent me in 2008 (I took these photos last year)