Sunday, May 16, 2010


Could I ask you for a favor?

If I haven't exhausted your patience, could you send some positive energy and good thoughts in Betty's direction? I would really appreciate it.




  1. am doing so as i type.

  2. Here they come! And big hugs too!

  3. Thoughts, prayers and good energy sent out into the universe for you both.

  4. Of course! Sending you both the best possible mojo.

  5. Texas size hug to Betty....and the photos in the slideshow are amazing. Thinking of all of you this weekend

  6. All of my positivity to you and Betty.
    Remember this?

    Death is nothing at all...
    I have only slipped away to the next room...
    I am I and you are you...
    Whatever we were to each, that we are still.

    Call me by my old familiar name,
    Speak it to me in the same way you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone,
    Wear no false air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect, without the ghost of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

    I am but waiting for you for an interval
    Somewhere very near
    Just around the corner.
    All is well.

    Henry Scott Holland 1847 - 1918

  7. 100%
    sending the best i have

  8. Of course.

    Speaking only for myself, but probably in the same position as many others, I come here every day to read what you've written. Most often it's funny and amusing, sometimes it's quieter, sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes even heartbreaking. I read your blog, because although we've never met, your writing makes me feel as though we have. Your willingness to write about your life, and your talent for doing so, provide a small break in my day, some food for thought, a friendship like those we have with characters in books.

    So of course you can ask for a favor, because I think of you as a friend, because I'm always rooting for you, and because every blog you post is a favor I owe in return.

    Warm thoughts for Betty, as well as for you, and Nick, and Big J.

  9. Monique Esselmont5/16/2010 7:23 PM

    Sending all my positive thoughts in your direction. Your slide show for your dad was absolutely beautiful... Hugs to you all... xoxoxo

  10. Of course. Let me know if there's anything I can do.

  11. Anything for you and Betty. Have been thinking of you and your lovely family all weekend. Virtual hugs.

  12. Holding you in the light and wishing your Betty laughs like the photos of her in the gold lame spandex

    (also my username used to be Sgt. Social Worker...I've changed it to start a new blog)

  13. Lighting a candle for your mom especially, tonight.

    Love from North Dakota Betty!

  14. I'm sending you, Betty, all my positive thoughts wrapped in love and kindness tonight. :)

  15. I'm sending out good thoughts with many specifically aimed for you and Betty. I hope you find comfort in the coming days.

  16. There is no exhaustion too deep to send good thoughts. Coming your way.

  17. Melissa said it perfectly:

    So of course you can ask for a favor, because I think of you as a friend, because I'm always rooting for you, and because every blog you post is a favor I owe in return.

  18. Lis - even thought I don't actually know you. i know for certain that you and Betty are truly darling people. I am praying for her. I know that this has to be hard for her. I cannot imagine how it would feel. I hope she knows that everyone out here is pulling for her and hoping she can focus on the positive, and let the negative fade as much as possible.

  19. {{{{{LG}}}}} I'm a day late getting here. But it's like Melissa said. Sending heart waves:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  20. I've been thinking of you and Betty. I hope that each passing day gets a little easier, Lisa.

  21. Absolutely! I hope she gains strength each day.

    The pictures were incredible. I loved #39 of you both outdoors. I bet your father was a great story teller, and enjoyed a good laugh. Hugs to all of you.

  22. Warm thought, prayers and hugs to you both. Thank you for sharing that beautiful slideshow. I hope you both find comfort in the sweet memories of him. hugs to you and Betty

  23. Sending tons of warm, lovey thoughts Betty's way. And your way. Pretty much I am sending all my lovey thoughts back east.


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