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Saturday, May 29, 2021

 Saturday Morning Post:  To My Dearest Friend

It seemed like it took me an entire lifetime to find you.  Now you have left me after 30 years of love, of friendship, of everything that makes life here so beautiful and wonderful.

Our human eyes and mind tell me that I will not see you again in this lifetime.  As you were wont to say "F DAT."  I hasten to add that I am still seeing you in everything I am doing and everywhere I am going.

Your blogging buddies are gathering today in shock, sadness,  and the fondness of memories of having known you.  True, many never got the chance to meet you face-to-face.  Still they were able to feel and share the warmness in your heart and the fiestiness in your spirit. 

Today I hope those friends which I will list in no particular order, Spo, Fearsome Beard, Breenlantern, Bob and so many others will take comfort in this Richard Bach quote:

"Don't be dismayed at good-byes.  A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.

And meeting again after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."

Anne Marie,  until the day we meet again..,.

Love Always,  Todd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiPtOVP-kec


27 Comments:

Blogger Fearsome Beard said...

Todd,
I send you hugs and heartfelt condolences. If you are up for it and haven’t seen it yet, pop over to Joe.My.God comments in last nights Blue Bear last post of the day open thread. I hope you don’t mind that I let those there know. The comments are in the 100s, just when you think they have stopped just keep reading. She really did touch so many lives and is loved all over the world.
Call me if ever you need anything at all. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Shawn

May 29, 2021 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Dave R said...

I was so very saddened to hear of you loss. While Anne Marie was dear to all of us, to you she was a light in the forest.

May 29, 2021 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

We grieve for your most profound loss, dearest RTG. May you feel our consoling thoughts with the strength you need to see you through coming times. Thank you greatly for sharing the lovely W.Q. with us. We'll NEVER forget her.
Very best of all wishes to you.

May 29, 2021 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Deedles said...

((((Todd))))

May 29, 2021 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Breenlantern said...

The blogger community and her circle of friends grieve with you, but I know we don’t hold a candle to your loss. Sending sincerest condolences and every ounce of support and love we can muster. Thank you for your outreaches in your time of loss. Just reinforces what we already knew: AM was lucky to have you as a partner. You are part of our extended and chosen family, and we are here in anyway we can be, should you need us.

With love and sympathy,

Sean and Jeffrey.

Www.Idleeyesandadormy.Com

May 29, 2021 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

My deepest condolences to you, Todd. Anne Marie was such a force of nature, everyone loved her and will miss her.

May 29, 2021 at 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing her with us in her full Warrior Queen force and power.

Will Jay

May 29, 2021 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Todd
So so sorry for your loss, but you will meet again and it will bed as if no time has passed.
Carlos and I send you all our love and thoughts and hugs.
Know that she was loved, and that she loved.

May 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger 1st Man said...

Todd, I'm crying for the loss of Anne Marie. I just learned about it this morning. She commented on our blog ALL the time and loved our pictures of Hobart. I also knew her through our interactions at a political blog. I loved her. I will miss her. Big hugs to you. One of my hopes I life was to someday meet her, I know we would have had fun. The world needs allies and now we have one less Warrior Queen. I could keep typing but I don't know what to say. The tears are making it hard to type. Love to you. 1st Man

May 29, 2021 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Todd, your wife was truly a bright light for many, many people.

jimmy

May 29, 2021 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Mistress Maddie said...

You know you can have all my condolences and peaceful and comforting vibes to you Todd. It was a hard pill to take when you called, but we all will be here for each other and yourself. I'll be in touch with you.

Does this mean you will be doing the 4 hour boozy lunches now?!?! I can arrange some ABBA...OPPS not to loud....

XOXO

May 29, 2021 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Sooo-this-is-me said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, what an absolutely beautiful post you wrote, one of the best tributes to a loved one I have ever seen. Years ago I saw Anne Marie around the blogosphere, I loved her authenticity, nothing made me happier when one day she left a comment and started to follow me, I felt honoured. She will be greatly missed.

May 29, 2021 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Java Jones said...

Oh Todd, I'm so sorry! My heart aches with the loss of the beautiful AM, Warrior Queen. My deepest condolences.

May 29, 2021 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Moving with Mitchell said...

I knew Anne Marie through blogging and my life is better for that. Wishing you only the sweetest of memories.

May 30, 2021 at 2:47 AM  
Blogger John Going Gently said...

She waved that rainbow flag higher and stronger than I ever could , and for that
She will ALWAYS be remembered x

May 30, 2021 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger uptonking said...

So sad. Late to the party, as usual. Todd, my heart to you. Anne Marie was such a light. I am... words fail. Hugs. And wishing you great peace. She will be missed.

May 30, 2021 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May 30, 2021 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

That was a lovely tribute you wrote Todd.
I am glad to see your are surrounded by Love here.

May 30, 2021 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Agnes Goldberg-DeWoofs said...

My thoughts of comfort and peace to you Todd at this time. When I lost William to Covid she had the most kind words for me. And I could always count on her or the Mistress to make me blush or make me spray a drink with something they would said. She surely kept you on your toes. Anne Marie was never at a lost for words.

A sorrowful time.

May 31, 2021 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

So terribly sorry for your loss.
Anne Marie was an incredible person and we adored her in our little blogging circle.
She will be missed.

XoXo



May 31, 2021 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

So sad and honestly, still in shock. Hugs to you, Todd.

May 31, 2021 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger kent said...

I have stopped by both blogs Your loss is is heartfelt by all those whom were touched by each of you.

Your remembrance of Anne Marie will live on in many.

May you continue to see her everyday in everything your doing and everywhere you are going.

Remembrance is the greatest honor we can uphold for someone whom has touched us in someway in our lifetime.

June 1, 2021 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

From another blog friend,
I'm so very sorry for your profound and sudden loss, Todd.
Heartfelt condolences and take gentle care.

June 2, 2021 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I wished I could find the follow button for your blog.

June 3, 2021 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Fearsome Beard said...

Todd,
I figured out the blogger you tube linker thingy. I’ll cal, you later today.

June 4, 2021 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Mr. Shife said...

Hi Todd. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same. -- Flavia Weedn

She was an amazing, wonderful woman and I am grateful I got to know her a little bit through blogging. Take care and again I am sorry for your loss.

June 8, 2021 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous JP said...

Anne Marie was a blogging phenomenon. I send you love from London. All I can say is I know what you are going through. It’s not easy. Nor will it ever be. But I hope that knowing others are thinking of Anne, and your dreadful loss, is some kind of comfort to you.
JP.

June 13, 2021 at 7:17 PM  

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