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Currently reading: "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean & "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri August 14th, 2009, 7:37 pm

What a terrible thing to happen.
Currently reading "The Black Friar" by S G MacLean, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott & "The Seagull" by Ann Cleeves

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Location: North London

Postby Miss Moppet » Fri August 14th, 2009, 8:28 pm

Diamondlil, I'm so sorry to hear this, don't know what to say except to offer my condolences.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 14th, 2009, 8:53 pm

Sorry to hear that. Another reason to be glad I don't ride a motorcycle any more.

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Fri August 14th, 2009, 10:34 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss Diamondlil. My condolences,

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Location: Vashon, WA

Postby SonjaMarie » Fri August 14th, 2009, 11:36 pm

Marg: That's just awful, that poor person and their family and friends! :(

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Postby Chatterbox » Fri August 14th, 2009, 11:44 pm

Diamondlil, that's horrible; so sorry.

At this end, a friend's sister has just been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She will be the third person I know to get it -- a close family friend died 2 years ago, a high school friend is now 6 years post-diagnosis, and now #3. She has young children.

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Location: North Carolina

Postby boswellbaxter » Sat August 15th, 2009, 12:09 am

Sorry to hear your news, DL and Chatterbox!
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Currently reading: An Abiding Fire by M L Logue & The Flower Girls by Alice Clark Platts
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat August 15th, 2009, 10:04 am

Sorry about your friend's sister, Chatterbox. It's not something I've heard of, I must admit.
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby zsigandr » Sat August 15th, 2009, 10:45 am

Sorry to hear that Chatterbox! That's very unusual to know 3 people all whom have been diagnosed with ALS. It is a terrible disease and it is so sad that she is so young and has a family that needs her.

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Location: St Petersburg, FL

Postby Sheramy » Sat August 15th, 2009, 2:15 pm

I'm so sorry to hear such sad news from folks ... makes my paranoia seem so paltry...

The first named storm has formed in the Atlantic. Looks like it's not going to bother me much (on the west coast of FL), but it does mean the beginning of peak hurricane season. Scaremonger local media will start reminding us what would happen if -- when -- the Big One comes to Tampa Bay (complete with graphics). Potential for developing storms gives me the potential to develop into a Doppler-watching, hunker-down-ing, jump-at-every-puff-of-wind blob of Jello. I'll never ever get used to hurricane season (=I'm not from here--the natives don't freak out like I do!).
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For it is truly the discovery of a new hemisphere in a person's life when he falls seriously in love. -Vincent van Gogh

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