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There Are Times when Life Becomes Much More Important Than Blogging . . .

My lovely and gracious step-mother, Norma Noel Denny, passed away yesterday. She was a wonderful companion to my father, and much loved by all of our family. I will be taking time off from the blog so I can be with my family during this time.

(Since I was already going to be away part of next week to participate in a panel on foodblogging at the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, it might be more than a week before I manage to update the blog, but I’ll be back as soon as I can.)

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    99 Comments on “There Are Times when Life Becomes Much More Important Than Blogging . . .”

  1. Oh Kalyn, I’m so sorry. I only saw this now, but I hope that you and your family have been able to provide each other with strength during this time. Hugs to you.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Sending virtual hugs your way.

  3. Kalyn, I haven’t checked your site in a while, so I am late, but I am truly saddened to hear this news. Losing somebody so close is simply terrible, awful. My thoughts are with you, your dad, and your entire family.

  4. Kayln, condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Dear Kalyn,
    Sorry to read about your stepmother, that is so sad.:-(
    The photo of her & your Dad (your Dad does look happy) is a nice one. Warm wishes sent your way at this time of mourning.

  6. I’m just getting caught up on this after being at SXSW, and even found a few comments I thought I’d published, but probably just read in e-mail. Sorry about that! Thank you again to everyone for all the support and positive wishes. What a week, but it did help to have all the nice messages.

  7. I’m sorry for your loss.

  8. Sorry I’m not getting back here that often to respond, but the nice comments mean a lot to me.

  9. I’m so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. I hope you take some time for yourself and to celebrate the gifts she shared with all of you.

  10. My sympathies to you, dear Kalyn. How wonderful that you had such a loving stepmother.


  11. So sorry to hear about your loss Kalyn. Hugs to you and yours.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. Blessings…

  13. Sorry about your loss.
    My condolences to you and your family. I accidentally came across your blog. This is the first thing I read on your blog. I really felt bad.

  14. My condolences on your loss. For me, losing my step-mother was as devastating as losing my mother 20-some years earlier. I’m blessed to have had both women in my life.

  15. Oh Kalyn,I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers- and we will all be here lifting you up until you are ready to return.

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to your father and your family

  17. God bless you in this time of sorrow.

  18. You and your family are in my thoughts. Please travel safely.
    xoxo steph

  19. Sending you and your family heartfelt sympathies at your loss. Take care of yourself!