Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Retrospective - II

The sun is sinking towards the horizon on what has been a gloriously sunny if slightly cool day. The ferry is just preparing to dock on its customary 8.20pm arrival, now in broad daylight. I guess I'm in reflective mood today, with no fewer than two retrospectives.

The J-land Central blog lists the names and blogs of those that have gone before, and I went round their journals, now transferred to Blogger. The year 2007 was not good for our community, but 2008 was not much better, if for a completely different reason.

Lahoma's Laments - Lahoma, RIP 25 December 2007
The Diatom Project - Walt, RIP 27 April 2007
My Reason for Reasoning - Barbara, RIP 20 November 2007
Dribble by Chuck Ferris - Chuck, RIP 1 July 2008
There are no Sundays - Jim, RIP April 2007
I shaved my legs for this??? - Kim, RIP 26 December 2007
One Girl's Head Noise (UK) - Pam, RIP 16 April 2006
Pennie's Pieces of Ohio - Penny, RIP 1 October 2007

Please call round our old friends. Their writings will be there for us all to enjoy for as long as we want.


  1. I was only thinking of Pam today and you have a memorial to her ~ RIP Pam you were such a very Brave Lady ~ Ally x

  2. And I too will say RIP Pennie's pieces of Ohio. She was one that was close in heart and in my home state too.

  3. Special memorys of Chuck and Jim ,and of course dear Sylvia,RIP Jan xx

  4. How I loved Kim with her hilarious attitude and look at life. "My beautiful Irish Eyes!" She loved her fashion boots! She was also the double of my Irish friend's daughter, which warmed me to her even more. I often think of her. Jim was a dear man. A gentleman through and through. I was looking forward to reading about his army life when he went and left us all. God rest his soul.
    Lahoma was special too as were Pam and Pennie.
    Time certainly flies but the memories they left us are just as fresh as today.
    Always in my thoughts.

    God Rest their Souls!

  5. Walt and I had a special bond ... he was uniquely his own man and his Bonnie and I keep in touch still.

    A week or so ago I was thinking about Pam and Kim specifically because something reminded me of each of them.

    I hope for all of their families that they are remembering their loved ones in good memories, the way we all do.

    RIP all of you. You were loved here and you are missed here.