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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Thankful Thursday 7/9/2015

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)

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  1. What a special friend Judy was, dear Jessica Marie, and what a special friend you are to remember her on her birthday. Any one of us could be here today and gone tomorrow. Most of us hope that we will be fondly remembered. Judy had a profound impact on your life and left an indelible mark. She gave you encouragement, guidance, friendship and love. Her spirit will remain with you the rest of your life. Thank you for telling us about that wonderful woman, Jessica Marie!

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    1. I called her my 2nd grandma. I was very close to my biological grandma (who ironically was buried on January 31, 2013... three years exactly to Judy's death) and those two women were very important to me. I'm glad I had them both in my life. :)

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  2. Another person lost in January. :'( {{hugs}}

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    1. Yes. :( I don't think January is a good month. Ironically, Nan was buried on the anniversary of Judy's death. It's eery. ::hug::

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