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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. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family…

  2. Aw, she’s beautiful… I am so sorry for this loss.

  3. Thinking of you Kalyn.

  4. Kalyn, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss that your whole family has experienced. My thoughts are with you. Let me know if there is anything at all I can do.
    Love, s

  5. My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.

  6. Kalyn,

    My condolences. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

    Aloha,

    Nate

    PS: thanks for the mention in your SXSW eats post.

  7. Prayers and condolences to you and your family. I agree family always comes first!

  8. My heartfelt sympathy. Take care of yourself.

  9. Wishing you and your family all the very best at this difficult time. You’ve always been so supportive of all of us out here when we’ve had difficulties. You’ve been like a mother to the food blogging community, so you know you have a huge family thinking about you right now. You know what’s most important in the coming days and it’s not the internet. Come blog again later.

  10. My thoughts are with you Kalyn. ((Hugs)).

  11. Much sympathy for your loss. Much appreciation for your blog. Having lost my mother in October, I still will wake up and think of calling her. I have a peach seed I carry in my pocket that I found on the sill by her kitchen sink. It’s hard and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  12. So sorry to hear! Take care.

  13. You are in my thoughts, Kalyn. Take your time; we’ll be here when you return.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss, Kalyn. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Take all the time you need.

  15. I’m really touched that so many people are taking time to leave a comment. Your support means a lot to me.

  16. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Do take time to visit and share memories with your family. Take care Barbie Fortune

  17. Kalyn, I’m so sorry for your loss. My mom was Norma also – and my mother-in-law – both wonderful ladies, as I’m sure your Norma was also. We’ll miss you, but you need to do what you need to do, and all my sympathies for you and your family now.
    Deb in NC

  18. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, Kalyn.

  19. Kalyn, so sorry…. The fact that you actually took the time to post in your blog shows the depth of your character. There is alot of positive energy being sent your way from those here.

  20. I am so sorry Kalyn. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family!