I just saw online that my friend slipperieslope
passed away a few days ago. I didn't know Slip well, but I knew she was a treasure. She NEVER missed my birthday, always posting a delightful picture of some gorgeous bouquet of flowers and a thoughtful sentiment. This last time, only a few weeks ago, she posted the most bee-yoo-tiful picture of my favorite flower of all time, the lily of the valley. I loved seeing that picture show up on my special day -- it made me smile, and I thought to myself, "Ah, Slip, you never forget, do you?" And what's truly wonderful is that she did this for ALL of her friends.
I never knew that she was Bianne Bobbitt from my Yahoo groups -- I saw that name crop up frequently. There's so much I don't know about her and never will; it's one of the anomalies of this online existence. But I cared about her. I smiled whenever I thought of her. And I'll miss her.
Dear Slip, today's yellow roses -- for friendship -- are all for you. Journey on, dear friend.