Archive for April 2nd, 2017
Good afternoon Widdershins. Yes it was a year ago on April 1st that we lost our dear and beloved chatblu. I can honestly say that I have missed her presence every day on this blog. Whether it was a comical comment that had you just laughing out loud while reading it or a comment or post that was totally serious and gave you something to think deeply about.
She always welcomed new commenters on the blog and I believe made them feel welcomed here. She also felt free to speak her mind here and on occasions didn’t care whether you agreed with her or not. That was the Irish in her I do believe.
When I first started posting here chat offered her assistance and she literally walked me through my first post while we were on the phone.
That began a great phone relationship between us. Ever the nurse even though she was retired, she was always willing to offer her knowledge of things medical. Sometimes a call from me might sound like “chat, I’ve got this thing/place/spot on my arm/elbow/leg/knee.” I would describe the thing and she would ask “can you get a picture of it? If so send it to me”. I dutifully tried to get the picture and send it to her. I would get a call later “Yeah I think you need to make an appointment and go see your doctor. That’s a (whatever it was) and you probably need a script for (some antibiotic).”. And apparently I wasn’t the only one to prevail on chat’s medical experience. She told me of a friend’s trucker husband who called her from on the road with a “something” that happened. Again a picture got sent and a recommendation was made: “Find yourself a Minute Clinic or whatever pronto!”. LOL! She said one time that whoever went through her computer after she was gone was going to be amazed at the photos on said computer.
To be honest, in some ways I’m glad she wasn’t here to see what happened in the election. I don’t believe she would have been able to handle it well. But then, have we?
Sooo, let’s have some music to celebrate our dear friend. Sadly not here with us but not forgotten.
(2) Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Bette Midler
And finally, we’ll catch you on the other side chat.
(3) Somewhere Over the Rainbow ~ Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Okie-doke Widdershins. Feel free to share any thoughts or musical videos you wish, in the comments. Take it wherever you want to go.