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Jan 25, 2014 11:15PM
Jan 26, 2014 12:44PM
To Dear Veggy's Dear Husband, your wife was wonderful. She brought joy to all of us. She was a master at finding pics and graphics that were appropriate to the situation.
She often spoke of you and the kids. Rarely, she talked of publically of leaving you and the kids. But by PM--private message, it was her worst fear, she loved you all so, she feared how the boys would do without her.
I could always tell how she was doing if she said she was going to cook pancakes. They were her up days.
If she talked of being in the basement, it was a down time. She and I worked on the basement thing several times. Both ways, bless her.
When you can read OMG THEY FOUND A CURE FOR STUPID. It's a thread about the absurdity of breast cancer and societal response. Val was there in the beginning around page 28 or abouts. It rivals the early days of Sat. Night Live. It was her favorite thread. We were there together for so long then I faded away, but we were on multiple threads together.
There were so many people that loved her, many have posted here, others haven't. For some it's hard to post on a thread when a dear friend has died. So, you may not see lots of different people here, it's for that reason.
The ones here are grieving her loss intensely. It is our only way because we are electronically connected. Few like Firekracker who has been able to contact you directly, can grieve in the connected way.
May your beliefs help you through this, may at sometime in the far future you can share with the boys, her incredible sense of humor on OMG.
Her last private message to me we talked of Abbott and Costello "Who's on First". I was comparing myself to Abbott the straight man and she as Costello. Pointing out that Costello was the brains behind the two for the comedy. It caught me off guard that she said she loved Burns & Allen. That was late Oct. If that may have been one of those things you didn't know, I hope it helps.
Bless the whole family, I know Val was conflicted about the afterlife. But she accepted me believing , I bless her for that, and keep her in my prayers. Sheila
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".