Thursday, December 14, 2006

strange and sad

i was sad to learn about the death of leslie harpold, who was apparently extremely well known and loved in both the real world and in the blogging/online world as well. i wasn't familiar with her, but i had heard about her annual online advent calendar, and i received an email from her about two weeks ago, after i submitted a silly christmas memory for this year's calendar. she loved my "christmas nose basket" story and was contacting a friend to illustrate it. i'd been checking the calendar daily (it was great -- a story, activity, poem, or recipe every day), when it suddenly just stopped on december 7th. i learned on monday, the 10th, that she died suddenly (from complications of bronchitis, at the age of 40) on thursday night.

5 comments:

mom said...

oh, that is a sad thing....

david said...

i read about her and knew about the advent calendar as well. so sad.

sooze said...

i loved reading those tributes and quotes from her...

Pop said...

Oh, and I just got out the Christmas noses, ready to bring to Portland...

lizzie lou said...

i hope you're not joking, pop!