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The Worst Thing Today

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby fljustice » Sun January 10th, 2016, 9:14 pm

So sorry for your loss, MLE. It's always hard losing our pet and working animal friends. Hugs!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby Lisa » Mon January 11th, 2016, 9:26 am

I'm sorry to hear about your loss MLE. The loss of friends - human or animal - is always hard, and it sounds like he was very special to you.

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Lisa
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Favorite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby Lisa » Thu January 14th, 2016, 12:48 pm

My favourite tea shop closed. Also, Alan Rickman :(

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby Madeleine » Thu January 14th, 2016, 3:45 pm

Yes very sad about Alan Rickman, and David Bowie earlier this week too.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby Nefret » Thu January 14th, 2016, 8:48 pm

Madeleine wrote:Yes very sad about Alan Rickman, and David Bowie earlier this week too.


Me too. I like both their work.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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DianeL
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Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby DianeL » Sun January 17th, 2016, 1:29 am

MLE, I am late to offer my condolences, but you gave Josh the kindest goodbye. We all should be so fortunate.

My stepfather has been enduring an extremely slow and hideous decline; it feels like he has been dying for a very long time now. Yesterday, having been in bed for four and a half days, he not only got up and got dressed, but he decided to drive. In the dark. In the rain. This is NOT a "good sign"; it is terrifying in the extreme. This is such a difficult time, and I am worried to death about my mom. I have been praying that the best may come for them both.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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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

Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun January 17th, 2016, 4:23 am

I feel for your Mom, Diane. My dear friend's husband has Huntington's disease, and her life gets more difficult every month.

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DianeL
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Re: The Worst Thing Today

Postby DianeL » Sun January 17th, 2016, 4:12 pm

Thank you, MLE. My stepfather has become so dear to me, and he suffers so bitterly. He has shown immense grace, it's been a lesson to me. Mom, dealing with the onset of widowhood for a second time - just harrowing.
"To be the queen, she agreed to be the widow!"



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The pre-modern world was willing to attribute charisma to women well before it was willing to attribute sustained rationality to them.

---Medieval Kingship, Henry A. Myers



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http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/

I'm a Twit: @DianeLMajor


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