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   Posted 11/10/2004 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't realize how pitiful I sounded til I read it tonight!
Anyway, I do miss my JoAnnie, but usually remember her with a light heart and laughter, which is how she would want it to be.
For instance, at our last October Union meeting, the next date we could agree on happened to be JoAnnie's birthday.  I mentioned it, and someone else said, "Oh, we should have a party!"  So the Union Rep said, "Sure, bring cake!  We'll just make it a party!"  I looked at her and said, "You do realize that JoAnn is dead, don't you?"  The look on her face, ladies...I had no idea a person's jaw could drop so far.  We were all cracking up.  JoAnnie would have been laughing right along with us, I know.  (And by the way, we did just that!)
And then there was the first day at my new office in office JoAnn would have shared with me...I pulled into the parking lot and right in the middle of the lot sat a big old painted turtle, checking out a "W'04" bumper sticker on our republican congressman's car.  (We share the same building...wouldn't THAT send JoAnn off the deep end!)  We spent about an hour taking pictures of that silly turtle, and you know, he never once pulled his head in.  Me thinks he'd had a marguarita or two!
So thanks for the many sweet replies I got.  I guess Benito's sadness came through in my post.  But just wanted you to know that, for the most part, LIFE IS SO GOOD!!!
Tomorrow is my BIG TEN anniversary and I remember so well the days i didn't think i had a snowball's chance of making 5, but here I am, and I don't have any plans of leaving this world anytime soon!
love and hugs to all...

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   Posted 11/10/2004 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the big 1-0, and wishing you 5-0 more!


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   Posted 11/11/2004 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Nothing pathetic about your post, dear Bev. I have to believe that grief lessens over time, but I know in my case, it's always lurking around. I think that we begin to really heal when we wake up in the morning, and the first thoughts are NOT about the fact that someone we love has died. That has been my experience, anyway.

And big congrats on the 10 years!! I celebrate my yearly diagnosis anniversary with more fanfare than my birthday.

Love, Glenda

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   Posted 11/11/2004 4:41 AM (GMT -7)   
My sweet Bevie...

10 WONDERFUL !!!!! It is so great to hear that...
Hope we are celebrating for 50 more years !

I love you Bev....


Sometimes it is a slender thread, Sometimes a strong,
stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
She calls it friendship; I call it hope....

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   Posted 11/11/2004 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't think you sounded pathetic, either, just sad at loosing a good friend. We can all certainly relate to that. JoAnnie would have enjoyed the birthday party and I am sure she is up there telling everyone many funny stories, as only she can. LOL. Hugs, MK

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   Posted 11/11/2004 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Congratulations on 10 years, Bev.  Loved Joannie's posthumous b'day story; she would surely have had a good cackle over that one.  And no your post was not at all pathetic.  You miss a close, close friend and that came through clearly.  Hugging you, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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   Posted 11/11/2004 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations on your ten year anniversary. What an inspiration you are to those of us who just started counting! Wishing you and all these lovely ladies another 50 years of good health.


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   Posted 11/11/2004 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Yahoo Bev..............10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you sweetie. We will be here to celebrate again in another 10 years.

Celebrate in JoAnnie's honor........she would love that!

^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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   Posted 11/11/2004 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
And in Susan's honor. We shared our anniversary.

Love and hugs...

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   Posted 11/11/2004 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Congrats on 10 Bev.  Here's to 20 + more.  JoAnnie would have loved the Birthday party.  You do miss your dear close friend.  My best friend from high school died of cancer over 30 years ago and I still miss her on special occasions - like her birthday and mine.  Those were two of our favorite times.

Hang in there, sweetie.

Love, Kitty

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   Posted 11/12/2004 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bev,
It was a heartfelt post. Congratulations on those 10 wonderful years. So many of them we have been blessed to know you. Let's do 50 more. Hugs and lots of love, Di
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